FRSC cautions drivers against overspeeding
From Akinnodi Francis, Ore
The Ore Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ondo State has advised motorists to drive cautiously and desist from exceeding speed limits, to avoid road accidents during the Easter celebration.
Mr. Philip Ozonnandi, the Unit Commander, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Ore on Tuesday.
The Hope reports that Christians worldwide will be marking the Easter season from April 19 to April 22, which brings to an end the Lenten period, and also commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
He stressed the need for motorists to keep to all traffic rules and regulations specified in the National Road Traffic Regulations in 2012, warning that any motorist found violating the regulations risks arrest.
Ozonnandi also urged commercial drivers and other motorists to put their vehicles in good condition before embarking on any journey during the Easter.
“FRSC implores drivers to desist from speeding, dangerous overtaking, driving under influence of alcohol and even under-age driving during Easter festivities.
“Motorists must adhere strictly to the maximum speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour for private vehicles and 90 kilometres per hour for commercial drivers
“We must drive to stay alive, and so drivers must avoid night journeys as well.
“It is a good thing to be law abiding, and so motorists must obey traffic rules and regulations, so as to make our highways safer for all,” he said.