FRSC Boss Cautions Against Night Trips By Motorists
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has advised fleet operators, other commercial drivers and patronisers of night trips, including private vehicle owners to desist from night trip.
The advice becomes necessary as a result of rissing cases of road accidents at night.
Dr Oyeyemi noted that night journey is usually characterized by poor visibility, fatigue, sleeping on wheels, excessive speeding among others.
Reacting to some reports of fatal accidents recorded at night at the beginning of the year, which led to the death of several road users and left others with different degrees of injuries, the Corps Marshal maintained that intelligence report reveals that most fleet operators and other vehicle owners who are addicted to night journeys, do so for selfish economic gains, unnecessary overloading to avoid arrest and enforcement on physical distancing by FRSC patrol teams.
He stressed that in as much as the Commission does not have the statutory powers to ban night trips, it has become very critical and a matter of urgency for patronisers of night trips to retrace their steps and plan their journeys in the day time.
According to him, when crash occurs away from FRSC rescue points, it is always difficult to access help from motorists at night.
Dr Oyeyemi also warned passengers whose journeys could wait for the next day to resist any temptation that could lead them into patronising fleet operators at night..
The FRSC Boss said the Commission would continue to double its efforts by constantly engaging the motoring public nationwide, through aggressive awareness and sensitisation campaign, until the desired result is achieved.