The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Zonal Commanding Officer for Zone 10
Sokoto Dr Kayode Olagunju has warned motorists and other road users on
political campaign movements to desist from unsafe acts that put their lives at
risk. Assistant Corps Marshal Olagunju observed that many drivers in the
Zone, comprising of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states attending political
rallies drive dangerously, overload their vehicles with many hanging on top of
the vehicles and some seated in the booths/trunks of the vehicles and often
drive above the speed limits. These acts, contrary to Section 10 of the FRSC
(Establishment) Act, 2007, result in avoidable injuries and
loss of lives and property. The Commander stated that those violating
traffic rules and regulations would be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
In a release signed by the Zonal Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Commander Aliyu Maaji, the Zonal Commander called on all road users to be safely conscious always and should abide by all safety regulations as only those that are alive can exercise their civic responsibility of voting during the elections. Olagunju also warned against the illegal act of covering of vehicle number plates . This illegal conduct, accirding to him has both safety and security implications . Sections 10 (4) (h) and 10 (4) (s) of the FRSC (Establishment) Act, 2007 make it mandatory for Vehicle Identification Mark (Number Plates) to be conspicuously displayed on the vehicles.
The National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR), 2012 in Sections 36 and 39
also make it an offence not to properly display vehicle identification number
plates. The Zonal Commander stated that such vehicles will be
impounded and the violators arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
The Command wished all road users in the
Zone safe motoring .