The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has warned motorists against overloading, dangerous driving and speed limit violation in order to reduce road accidents during the yuletide.
The FRSC Sector Commander in Enugu State, Mr David Mendie, gave the warning in an interview in Enugu on Monday.
Mendie explained that the three traffic violations were the major causes of road traffic crashes in the country.
“Motorists should avoid overloading, speed limit violation, dangerous driving as well as phoning or texting messages on phones while on the wheel.
“They should also avoid the use of worn-out and expired tyres this season,” he said.
He stressed that overloading of vehicles could make the drivers to lose control while driving, especially when on a high speed.
According to him, overloading leads to wear and tear of vehicle; thus, making it age and look rickety very fast.
He also urged transport companies, nationwide; to guard against overloading at this yuletide as the commission would penalise any defaulter caught.
The sector commander reminded drivers that overloading of passengers and goods always attract N10, 000 fine and stressed the need for them to eschew such action.