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FRSC, traditional, religious leaders’ partner against night journey

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FRSC, traditional, religious leaders’ partner against night journey

By Ibironke Ariyo The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said it will engage traditional and religious institutions, transport unions and state governments in the campaign against nighttime travel in the country.

FRSC Corps Marshal Dr Boboye Oyeyemi said this when he received West African Road Safety Organization (WARSCO) President Doumbia Sacko on Wednesday in Abuja. .

Oyeyemi said the pledge was part of efforts to reduce road accidents at night.

He also said that other ways to improve road safety management are to improve the formulation of regulations, enforcement and rescue services and all the tools needed for enforcement.

“We need to improve the level of patrol operations to reduce the level of road accidents.

“We recently sounded the alarm because of road accidents at night. This is one of the things we really need to work on.

“We need to get the traditional leaders, the transport unions so that we can reduce accidents and further improve our database.

“In addition, states must invest in road safety infrastructure such as traffic light cameras on highways.

“This is necessary so that speed issues and one-way issues in urban areas can be recorded and these highways should have these cameras installed,” Oyeyemi said.

Earlier, WARSCO President and Director General of Mali’s Road Safety Agency Sacko said his country would replicate Nigeria‘s road safety management.

“This (FRSC) is a model to emulate, we want to reproduce the agency. We are here to learn that the system is the best example for us and we will try to do the same in our country, ”she said.

Source: NAN

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