FRSC seeks traditional, religious leaders’ support in campaign against night journey

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will engage traditional and religious institutions, unions and state governments the campaign against night journeys the country.

FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this when he received the President, West African Road Safety Organisation (WARSCO), Ms Doumbia Sacko, on Wednesday Abuja.

Oyeyemi said that the engagement was part of efforts to reduce road at night.

He also said that other ways to improve on road safety management were to improve on formulations of regulations, enforcement and services, and all tools required for the enforcement.

“We need to improve on the level of patrol operations to bring down the level of road traffic crashes.

“We have been raising the alarm recently due to the road traffic crashes at night. This is things we really need to work on.

“We need to get the traditional rulers, the unions so that we can reduce the crashes and again improvement our data base.

“Also, the must invest the road safety infrastructure like the traffic light cameras on the expressways.

“This is needed so that the issues of speed and those one way urban can be recorded and these expressways should have those cameras installed,’’ Oyeyemi said.

Earlier, the President, WARSCO and Director-Genral, Mali Road Safety Agency, Sacko said country would replicate the Nigeria’s road safety management.

“This (FRSC) is a model for us to emulate, we want to replicate the agency.

“We are here to learn the system as the best example for us and we will try to do the same our country,’’ she said.(NAN)