The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC says over Seventy percent of road accidents this year is as a result of over speeding and night journey.
FCT Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Samuel Ochi Who stated this at the commencementt of the Ember months campaign in Abuja said adequate measures were being put in place to check the increasing cases of road accidents at night in the territory.
Mr Ochi explained that the FCT Sector Command had Commenced sensitizatton campaigns at some registered motor parks, Churches, mosques and other public places to educate road users on the need to always obey traffic rules, avoid overloading and over speeding.
While condemning the sales of alcoholic beverages at motor parks, the Sector Commander said the Commission was working with transport unions,, NDLEA and other stakeholders while GUN RAIDERS are being developed to check level of alcoholic beverage level inttake by motorists particularly commercial drivers.
He stressed that FRSC ambulances and other logistics have been mobilised for effective and prompt rescue operation during emergency.
According to him, motor bikes and other patrol vehicles have been deployed to check the excesses of road users especially those with the habit of breaking traffic lights.
Mr Ochi however appealed to road users to give maximum cooperation to Marshals as mobile courts would be in session to enforce and prosecute traffic offenders during and after the Ember Months Campaign.
In a remark, the Head National Emergency Management Agency, Abuja Operations, Mr Justin Uwazuruonye said the organisation would continue to strengthen its collaboration with FRSC in ensuring the safety of lives on the highway.
Representatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps , FRSC Special Marshals, members of the National Youth Service Corps NDLEA and other stakeholders pledged their support to the success of the End of the year Special Operation with the theme: ‘Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels and Enjoy Qualify Road Experience’.