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Regional News of Tuesday, 30 June 2020


Interstate travels: Commuters must avoid reckless driving, overloading - FRSC

Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has warned commuters against overloading and reckless driving as the Federal Government lifted the ban on interstate travels.

Recall that on Monday, the FG announced a partial easing of the ban on interstate travel from June 30 to July 27.

In a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, (FRSC) Mr Bisi Kazeem, made available on Tuesday in Abuja, the corps marshal also warned against movement during the curfew hours and directed road marshals to arrest any driver without hesitation.

Oyeyemi ordered Commanding Officers to ensure that motorists observe safety regulations and guidelines on physical distancing in the vehicle and use of face masks.

“This is to ensure that drivers do not take advantage of the partial lifting of the ban to abuse traffic laws and drive dangerously,” he said.

Oyeyemi directed Commanding Officers to deploy adequate personnel on all routes to ensure total enforcement of restriction on interstate travels during the curfew hours.

“Any motorist who contravenes the National Orders by overloading their vehicles, violating directives on interstate travels beyond curfew hours and compulsory use of face masks would be arrested, ” he said.

Oyeyemi called on the public to take advantage of FRSC’s numerous public relations platform to report any driver sighted violating the Presidential orders.

He also advised the public to call the FRSC toll free line: 122 or the National Traffic Radio on telephone lines: 08052998090 and 09067000015 for immediate action. (NAN)

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