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Use of crash helmet to be enforced in Anambra

03 March 2015, 12:09

Awka - The Anambra State Command, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), said on Monday it would enforce the use of crash helmet among motorcyclists in Nnewi.

The state Sector Commander, Sunday Ajayi in Awka that the commission had therefore relocated its office and entire staff to Nnewi.

Ajayi said that the commission was already meeting with other stakeholders in the city including unions.

The helmet issue, we are meeting with the union leaders.

"So, we are streamlining and we are working out some things that will help members and the general public to have better service given.

"We are going to do it (relocating to Nnewi) and that is why we are consulting with the union leaders, so that we will tell them the direction and I am sure they would co-operate with us.

"It is mandatory because we are talking of safety; so, if they are carrying human beings, definitely all of them must have crash helmets so as to help them in case of crash."

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The sector commander said that the enforcement of the use of crash helmet would reduce motorcycle accident significantly in the area.

He said Life has no duplicate; and for the fact that some people use motorcycle transport as a source of income, the use of crash helmet would protect them as well as the passengers they carry.

Three out of every five commercial motorcycle operators, work in the Nnewi, while each household in Nnewi and its environs owns at least a motorcycle thus making the area a hub for motorcycle transport business in the country.


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