The Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC) has warned motorists and commuters against indulging on night travelling, saying such journey is no longer safe as most roads are in a deplorable state in addition to rise in security challenges.
The Kogi State FRSC Sector Commander Solomon Agure gave the warning in a statement he personally signed and released to newsmen in Lokoja on Tuesday.
According to him, speeding, overloading, use of phone while driving, use of mechanically deficient vehicles, failure to use seatbelt and safety crash helmet are traffic offence that the sector will not condone.
He urged motorists to avoid running foul of traffic rules to avoid crashes, cautioning
drivers to a guide against violating the stated infractions and other anti-safety vices.
He said that the corps would be on the look out to enforce strict compliance to safety laws and orders on the highways.
Agure said arrangements had been concluded for the commencement of 2021’s Ember Months and Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Campaign in Kogi State .
He added that the campaign would be carried out under the theme: “Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels And Enjoy Quality Road Experience”.
Agure said there would be high visibility of the corps on the roads across the state toward achieving the goals of the operation from now till middle of January, 2022.
He said that the command was planning to deploy over 800 personnel, 20 patrol vehicles, four ambulances and heavy tow trucks for control of traffic.
“It aims at ensuring route lining, clear obstruction and respond to distress calls for all to have maximum road use experience during and after the period,” he said.