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70% of crashes caused by speeding, night travels – FRSC

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70% of crashes caused by speeding, night travels – FRSC

By Ibironke Ariyo

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Command said 70% of crashes between January and September were due to speeding and nighttime travel.

Sector Commander Samuel Ochi said this as the Ember Months Campaign began Thursday in Abuja.

The Nigerian News Agency reports that the theme of the campaign is: “Maintain a safe speed, avoid night trips and enjoy a quality road experience”.

Ochi said the critical infractions responsible for crashes are speeding, nighttime travel and overloading, adding that speeding contributed to 70% of crashes recorded during the period.

“We also noticed that 70% of fatalities in the CTF between January and September happened at night. This issue will be adequately addressed during the Ember Months Campaign.

“There will be massive enforcement on all overloaded vehicles, speeding, using phones while driving, one-way users and other criticism for us in the CTF.

“This will be all to ensure that we have not recorded any deaths during these months of embers,” he said.

The sector commander expressed his dissatisfaction with the sale of illicit drugs in car fleets, saying he had met relevant stakeholders and transport unions to address it.

“We broached the subject with the transport unions because we noticed that those who sell alcohol have started to return to the car parks.

“Working with the relevant agencies will help us solve this problem. Part of our campaign is that the National Drug Enforcement Agency will come to us and partner with us to tackle the challenges, ”he said.

The head of operations of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Justin Uwazuruonye, ​​said the agency will work in synergy with the FRSC to rescue victims of road accidents during the months of embers and ensure safety at all costs.

reports that special marshals, members of the National Youths Service Corps, NEMA, comedians and other dignitaries were present at the launch of the campaign.

Source: NAN

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