FRSC Warns Against Overloading Human Passengers During Eid Celebrations

Date: 16-06-2024 7:02 am (3 weeks ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 16-06-2024 07:02 AM (3 weeks ago)

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Malam Shehu Mohammed, has reiterated his warning to truck and trailer drivers against the dangerous practice of loading human passengers on top of goods, especially during the ongoing Eid-El-Kabir celebrations across the country.

Speaking during a Corps traffic monitoring exercise on Saturday in Abuja, Mohammed emphasized that such practices endanger the lives of passengers and other road users.

The FRSC's attention was drawn to the issue when they impounded a vehicle loaded with goods and passengers atop at Zuba, Abuja. In response, the FRSC immediately directed that all passengers seated on top of the goods be safely disembarked, and the vehicle was subsequently impounded.

Despite repeated warnings and enforcement efforts by the Corps, Mohammed expressed concern over continued violations of traffic rules by drivers and motorists nationwide.

He stressed that adherence to traffic regulations is crucial for ensuring safer highways and the smooth flow of traffic. The ongoing special operation across the country aims to curb the excesses of motorists during the festive season.

The Corps Marshal highlighted that FRSC has deployed over 41,000 personnel, including regular marshals and special marshals, alongside more than 700 patrol vehicles, ambulances, and tow trucks. This deployment is aimed at increasing visibility, monitoring the environment, and promptly responding to incidents.

Accompanied by senior officers during the patrol in Abuja, Mohammed underscored the importance of understanding operational challenges firsthand to enhance support for FRSC personnel on duty.

Addressing specific issues observed during the patrol, Mohammed noted instances of vehicles overloaded with passengers exceeding seating capacities, which poses significant risks to road safety.

He vowed to engage with transport leaders to address and minimize these infractions, stressing that such practices tarnish the image of the Federal Territory (FCT) and the nation as a whole.

While urging drivers to comply with traffic laws, Mohammed called on passengers to play their part by encouraging safe driving practices and reporting any infractions that endanger lives.

In conclusion, the Corps Marshal reassured Nigerians of FRSC's unwavering commitment to creating a safe motoring environment, emphasizing that safety on the roads is a collective responsibility.

As the Eid celebrations continue, the FRSC remains vigilant to ensure that all road users adhere strictly to safety protocols to prevent avoidable accidents and maintain orderliness on the highways.

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