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Incorporate road safety into public policy – FRSC

The Special Marshals Unit of the FRSC has called for the incorporation of road safety into Nigeria’s land use, transport, road construction and town planning policies.

The Anambra Coordinator of the Special Marshals Unit, Mr Kenneth Nduka, made the call in Awka on Sunday at the 2012 Special Marshal Sectoral Workshop with the theme: “Advocacy as a Tool for Improved Road Safety Activities.”

Nduka said the call was made in view of the worsening situation in the road sector. The coordinator noted that public office holders must demonstrate enough political will to incorporate best practises in road safety in public policies of the country.

This, he said, include making and enforcing laws that would incorporate road safety features into land use, transport planning, design of roads and vehicles and control of the use of drugs and alcohol by motorists.

The National Coordinator of the Special Marshals, Mr Sini Kwabe, said that efforts to return sanity on the roads would be wasted if government failed to repair the roads and provide adequate road signs.

Kwabe said the rising level of poverty was putting more Nigerians at risk on the roads as they travelled during the night, over-loading vehicles and adopting unsafe methods of travelling to save cost. NAN


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