The Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, yesterday, flag off a public awareness campaign on speed control to educate motorists plying Enugu-Onitsha expressway.
Oyeyemi was represented by the Anambra State Sector Commandant, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, at the event which took place at the Sector Unit Command RSS.33 Nteje, along Enugu-Onitsha expressway.
He said the primary purpose of the awareness campaign was to educate motorists on the danger of driving above the 100 speed limit that is only constitutionally allowed on Nigeria roads.
The FRSC boss expressed worry over the incessant cases of road accidents recorded on daily basis along the axis.
Oyeyemi noted that the campaign was in line with the FRSC operational order to stem the tide of accidents on Nigeria’s highways.
On the forthcoming Christmas and New Year festivals, he warned parents who are travelling with their children to avoid night journey, noting that most of the commercial vehicles travelling at night are faulty.
Nteje Unit Commander, Mr. Yakubu S. Ahmed, while addressing the deployed officers, blamed some of the crash incidents on human factors like over speeding, fatigue, impatience, overloading and insensitivity on the part of drivers.
He noted also that many people that defiled the FRSC repeated caution to use the pedestrian bridge available on the highways, contributed to the increase as they become victims of hit and run motorists while carelessly crossing the major roads.
He warned the officers not to subject themselves to monetary inducement during the awareness for the sake of God and humanity.
Echo News gathered that about 60 personnel, rainer gun, vehicles and other road-control tools were deployed for the success of the exercise which is expected to end first quarter of 2021.