The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Enugu Command, has disclosed that drivers detected to be driving under the influence of substances such as drugs and alcohol would be taken to the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The FRSC will be checking vehicle thoroughly this season to ensure safety
This warning was made by the FRSC Commander in Enugu State, Kalu Ogbonnaya, at the commencement of the institution’s ‘ember month awareness campaign by the Nsukka unit titled “Road Safety is a state of mind, road traffic crash is an absence of mind, stay alert and stay alive.”
In adhering to the theme of the month, the Commander beckoned on the management of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to prohibit the sale of alcoholic drinks within its vicinity. Ogbonnaya said that most accidents were repercussions of drivers indulging in alcohol and hard drugs before hitting the road.
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Speaking further, the FRSC official stated that the institution would be carrying out tests on drivers this yuletide in order to ensure that they were not driving under the influence of any substances. Anyone who tested positive would have to answer to the NDLEA. He also advised drivers to carry out routine checks on their vehicles every morning to be sure that everything is intact before driving off.
Representative of the Commander, Tony Uga, Head of Admin and Human Resources department, commended the cooperation between the Nsukka FRSC unit and other security operatives in the community.
The FRSC patrol vehicles will be more visible than ever this season
Speaking at the event, Shuaibu Bello, Nsukka Unit Commander of the FRSC, expressed confidence that the unit had taken necessary measures to prevent accidents during the festivities. Bello disclosed that road crashes would be non-existent if motorists could adhere to road safety tips. According to him, most road crashes were caused by carelessness on the part of drivers.
Cyprian Omeke, Acting Chairman of the Nsukka Local Government Council, advised drivers to be aware of their environment in order to avoid road casualties.
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