Road safety commission organises overloading campaign

By Bolchit Pam

Overloaded car

The Federal Road Safety Corps in Nigeria, FRSC, has expressed determination to curb the effects of overloading by organising a Special Intervention Patrol along critical corridors on the highways.

The Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi said that the Special Intervention Patrol would focus on overloading, speed violation and speed limiting device enforcement amongst other offences.

Dr Oyeyemi explained that the exercise would enable commands to sustain the enforcement drive on Speed Limiting Device Installation in Commercial Vehicles.

Ember months campaign
According to him, the sensitisation exercise of the 2016 ‘Ember Months campaign,’ also remains a priority to reduce road traffic accidents caused by Overloading and Over speeding.

”The selected corridors that are considered as flashpoints for overloading infractions are: Kaduna-Abuja-Lokoja-Okene route, Garaku-Akwanga-Nasarawa Eggon-Lafia-Makurdi route, Funtua-Tsafe-Gusau-Sokoto route, Lagos-Ogere-Ogunmakin-Ibadan route, Owo-Akure-Ilesha-Ife route, Jos-Toro-Bauchi-Alkaleri-Gombe route, Enugu 9th Mile-Awka-Nteje-IgboUkwu-Onitsha route, Asaba-Isele Uku-Agbor-Abudu-Benin route, and Jebba-Olooru-Bode Saadu route,” the Corps Marshal explained.

Dr Oyeyemi reinstated the Corps commitment in achieving the mandate of reducing accidents nationwide to the barest minimum and called on motorists to imbibe good road use culture.

The Special Intervention Patrol will commence from November 7 to November 13, 2016.

Mercy Chukwudiebere