The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has identified indiscriminate parking of Vehicles and non use of pedestrian bridge as major challenges bedevilling safety along the airport road – Lugbe axis of the federal Capital Territory.
The Lugbe Unit commander of FRSC Mr Ohaeri Osondu who stated this at the commencement of Ember months campaign said many people were being crushed by speeding vehicles on regular basis along the Lugbe express way.
He urged all categories of road users to obey traffic rules and regulations to complement concerted efforts to reduce road accidents.
Mr Osondu emphasized the need for synergy with other traffic management agencies and transport unions to check the excesses of road users.
While pledging that advocacy and sensitization campaigns would be carried out in motor parks and religious centers the Lugbe Unit commander said the ember months operation would be for twenty four hours in the area.
In a remark, the Zonal Commanding officer in charge of FCT and Niger State Assistant Corps Marshal Jonas Agwu represeneted by the Deputy Corps Commandant Frank Agbakoba appealed to motorists to avoid over speeding and night journey.
He maintained that the commission would strictly enforce traffic rules and check reckless driving during and after the ember months special operations.
The representatives of the Nigeria Police Force, FCT Vehicles Inspection Office VIO, Transport Unions and other stakeholders in their separate messages pledged to work together for effective traffic control in the federal Capital Territory.
A playlet was presented by students of a private primary school on the need to inculcate driving culture in the younger generation for a better traffic maitainance.
The theme for this year’s Ember Months Campaign is Maintain Safe Speed: Avoid Night Travels and Enjoy Qualify Road Experience.