FRSC assures Nigerians accident-free New Year celebration

By Post Nigeria December 31, 2014 17:43

FRSC assures Nigerians accident-free New Year celebration

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) revealed in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Onitsha, Anambra, on Wednesday that it foresees at least 38 percent increase in vehicular movement during the New Year period within Anambra, Delta and Edo corridors.

Mr. Charles Akpabio, Zonal Commander of the FRSC in charge of zone5 told NAN that plans have been made to intensify patrols on major roads from the eve of the New Year He said “no motorist will spend a night on any road in the country’’ as more personnel and logistics were being deployed on major roads across the country.

“Our preparedness for the remaining part of the exercise is high. We want to assure the public that after the Christmas period, we want to sustain even more than we gained prior to Christmas.

“For the New Year, I have charged the officers and men to brace-up for the influx of vehicular traffic on our (road) corridors.

“We know quite well that we are expecting about 38 percent increase in volume of traffic on the roads compared to what we witnessed during the Christmas period.

“But those that couldn’t travel during the Christmas may likely want to go home during the New Year.

“So, all our officers and men have been on alert to ensure that we maintain accident-free New Year celebration.’’

Akpabio further urged Motorist to ensure they inspect their vehicles and confirm that it is in a good condition before embarking on a journey. He added that motorist should not forget that the mobile courts were still in action; hence they should abide by the traffic rules and regulations.