The Assistant Corp Marshall, Federal Road Safety Corp Zone 5, Charles Nse Akpabio, has said that he would be championing a campaign against night travel by commercial vehicles especially in the months which make up the last quarter of the year popularly called ‘ember months’.
He made this known on Channels Television’s Saturday breakfast show, Sunrise, adding that victims of accidents which occur at night “may not be able to get rescue immediately.”
“The stretch of the corridor from Owerri, to Okada, to Benin, and from Benin to Asaba, the drivers on that road over speed a lot,” he said.
The marshall alongside the new sector commander for Lagos state, Chidi Uwkwanta, said there has been a general improvement all over the country as regards safety of commuters.
“There have been less amount of accidents in the year as a result of the intensity of activities carried out by the agency,” he said, adding that the Special Intervention Patrol which is a home-grown initiative was created to curb the spate of accidents, especially on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Mr Akpabio also disclosed that commercial vehicle owners and operators in the country would soon be mandated to install speed limiting devices in their vehicles as part of the agency’s measures to curb over speeding.
The new initiative which was launched on September 4th in Abuja will be promoted all over country via aggressive awareness campaign by all officers of the agency.