Abuja – The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Thursday said it would deploy its operatives to strategic locations nationwide for intensive patrol as part of measures to ensure accident-free valentine celebration.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Jonas Agwu, the Corps Public Education Officer in Abuja.
The statement urged Nigerians to celebrate the love with caution by obeying traffic rules and regulations.
It stated that the valentine patrol was pursuant to the commission’s projection of reducing accidents and deaths by 15 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively in 2014.
The statement warned motorists to desist from vices such as speed limit violation, which currently ranked as number one causative factor for road crashes, overloading and non-use of seat belt.
It stressed that patrol teams had been mandated to arrest and prosecute violators on the spot.
It also warned against drinking while driving, which often resulted in loss of co-ordination, impairment, poor judgment, impaired memory and slow reaction.
The statement said the commission was intensifying awareness and enforcement of traffic rules on drunk-driving, use of phone while driving, overloading and speed violation in line UN decade of action.
It advised “fun seekers to be conscious of exceeding their Basic Alcohol Limits (BAL) while drinking’’. (NAN)