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June 14, 2024

Eid-el-Kabir: FRSC deploys four breathalysers to curb drunk driving

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The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Shehu Mohammed says breathalysers have been deployed to motor parks and highways to check drunk driving.

Mohammed, while addressing newsmen on Friday in Abuja, said the deployment was in collaboration with the Beer Sectorial Group (BSG)

He said that the essence of the deployment was to check and stop drivers who controlled the wheel under influence and also to minimise tendencies of fatalities on the roads.

According to the corps marshal, I believe that most of the drivers who indulge in substances before mounting on the wheel always end up in fatal crashes.

“Another key road traffic infraction we have stepped up against is driving under the influence of alcohol and other substances.

“This is a deadly road use behaviour that has led to unprecedented crashes and fatalities on the highways.

“In addition to the aforementioned interventions, the corps has also gone into aggressive sensitisation campaigns for all road users.

“This time around, we are taking it down to their door steps. We have commenced the education of these drivers at their loading bays, transit camps as well as trailer parks.

“The essence of the exercise is to ensure that the advocacy appeals to the conscience of these drivers against unnecessary contravention of traffic rules,“ he said.

Mohammed called on motorists, especially commuters, that the corps could not achieve a crash free celebration unless they played their part.

According to him, this will be by checkmating the excess of these drivers any time they transit from one destination to another.

“When drivers drive recklessly, it is your right as commuters to speak up and report such drivers to FRSC operatives or any other security outposts on the highways.

“Expectedly, with the massive deployment of these breathalysers, and the envisaged public support, the corps is confident that the celebration would be a huge success,” he said.

The FRSC boss reassured motorist of the corps renewed vigour towards entrenching sanity on the roads, and wished all Nigerians safe and peaceful Eid-El-Kabir celebrations