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Road crashes: FRSC tasks motorists on adherence to relevant traffic regulations

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Written by Maritime First

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, has appealed to motorists to adhere strictly to all relevant traffic regulations to stem incessant cases of road crashes.

Mr Ahmed Umar, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, gave the advice in an interview with the newsmen on Monday in Ota, Ogun.

He attributed some of the road traffic accident that occurs to excessive speed, which often result in loss of lives and property.

Umar said that the FRSC had deployed most of its personnel to daily route patrol to minimise crashes on the roads.

“We are also collaborating with other sister agencies like the Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE).

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”This is to clamp down on rickety vehicles, that may endanger the lives of motorists.

“The FRSC is emphasising seriously through special operations jointly with other sister agencies to ensure that drivers have the required driver licence to drive such vehicles like trucks and trailers. “he said.

The sector commander enjoined motorists to embrace the 30 km/per hour speed limit within the township roads to reduce fatalities and crashes.

He admonished hawkers to desist from selling goods on the highway to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.

Umar also cautioned motorists against flouting traffic regulations and reckless driving as any erring driver would be apprehended and the vehicle impounded.

 

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