FRSC Identifies Overloading & Drinking-While-Driving As Basis For Major Road Crashes

 The Corps Marshal of the Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi has identified overloading and drinking while driving as the basis for most road crashes in the Nigeria highways but expressed hope that the corps would leave up its expectation to stem the tide.
He made this known at the 2015 end of the year road safety sensitization workshop tagged: Ember Month Operation Sanity: Driving safely into Year 2016, in Onitsha, Anambra state, stressed the need for motorists to abstain from drinking of alcohol while driving.
He lamented the number of crashes recorded annually, which according to him could be avoided if motorists would adhere to the laws guiding road safety on the highways.
He said: I want to commend the state governor for his immense support for my men here in Anambra state, also to commend the collaboration of our sister agencies, like the police and most especially the commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA here in Anambra state, for their one-on-one sensitization to different parks, teaching on the hazard in drinking and driving''.
Mr. Oyeyemi also identified the issue of over loading of vehicles that mostly operate from the Onitsha axis of the state to the northern part of the country and cautioned the operators to keep to the required haulage range specification for each vehicle.
While flagging off the exercise, Governor of Anambra state,  Willie Obiano assured the corps of his resolve to provide necessary support to ensure motorists plying along the state would be forced to adhere to the road safety rules.
Governor Obiano announced the construction of new Trailer Tanker Drivers garage at New Tarzan Ogidi, urged the  operators to utilize the facility as a rest point that would prepare them ahead of their journey.
''I want to seized this opportunity to announce that we have commenced building of a one-stop garage at New Tarzan in Ogidi,where trailers plying the route of Anambra state, would use as their rest-point with up to date facility to unwind before continuing their journey''.
Governor Willie Obiano used the occasion to announce the ban of public sale of alcohol at various motor parks in Anambra state.



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