Campaigns: FRSC warns motorists against unsafe acts

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.

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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 .

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