Thursday, 11 August 2016

FRSC Reiterates Commitment to decrease Crashes in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Wednesday reiterated its resolve to ensure that road crashes were reduced in the state.

Its Sector Commander, Mr Charles Abuochi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki that it would deal with traffic offenders to ensure that the safety of all road users was guaranteed.
Abuochi said that officers and men of the command were adequately mobilised and equipped to enforce extant traffic codes to guarantee the safety of lives and properties on the highways.
He said that drivers who indulged in drunken driving, use of expired or worn out tyres, speeding, non-use of seat belts and use of cell phones while driving would be dealt with.
He added that non-possession of genuine drivers' license would also be visited with dire consequences.
The sector commander urged private and commercial motorists to ensure that they underwent driving test at FRSC-approved driving schools to obtain certificate on completion of their training.
He also called on them to always ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before putting them on the roads.
"In line with the statutory mandate of the organisation, we are committed to ensuring that the safety of lives and goods on the roads is guaranteed.
"The commission is ensuring that motorists and indeed other road users comply with extant traffic codes that will guarantee the safety of all road users.
"We will ensure that road crashes are drastically reduced while violators of traffic codes will face the consequences of their actions to serve as deterrent to others," Abuochi said.
He warned parents and guardians to desist from allowing their unlicensed and underage children to drive to avoid road crashes.
Abuochi said that safety on the roads and prevention of road crashes were joint responsibilities, adding that motorists, passengers and stakeholders should collaborate with the commission to ensure safety on the roads.
"I implore motorists, passengers and other stakeholders to collaborate with the commission for effective and efficient maintenance of safety on both the local roads and highways," he added.
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