The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has warned motorists against reckless driving and overloading of vehicles so as to ensure crash-free Eid-el Kabir celebration.
Oyeyemi gave the warning in his Sallah message on Thursday in Abuja in which he urged members of motoring public to show love to other road users in the spirit of the celebration.
He urged motorists to show the spirit of patience while using the road to avoid road crashes, obstruction and death during the celebration.
According to Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC, Oyeyemi while congratulating the Muslims on the observance of the feast, enjoined them to always show patience while using the road to prevent hazards.
He assured members of the public that towards ensuring hitch-free celebration, adequate provisions has been made by the FRSC through deployment of personnel and logistics at the identified black spots across the country.
The Corps Marshal called on the road users to cooperate with members of the Corps and other security agencies deployed to ensure free flow of traffic and attend to emergencies during the celebration.
“As you mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, I urge you to show patience and obey all traffic rules and regulations to avoid any form of road mishaps,” he stated.
On the level of preparedness of the FRSC to handle emergencies, the Corps Marshal urged members of the public not to hesitate to call FRSC Toll-free line: 122; 0700-CALL-FRSC (0700-2255-3772) or 112 to report emergency situations, noting that rescue teams have been mobilized and are on standby at strategic locations to respond promptly to distress calls.
“I call on all Nigerians to join hands with the FRSC in its determination to ensure crash and obstruction-free celebration within the period and beyond,” he added.
The Corps Marshal particularly warned drivers against engaging in dangerous driving, speeding, overloading and route violation, stressing that offences such as use of phone while driving, traffic light violation, route violation and dangerous driving will continue to attract psychological evaluation of the offenders.