… as FRSC plans end of year patrol
Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said that Anambra state recorded reduction in road traffic crashes judging from the records available to it.
The commission however attributed the reduction in road mishaps to the heavy presence of its officials on the highways adding that it insisted that drivers, fleet operators and the motoring public must ensure compliance to traffic regulations.
Disclosing this to newsmen at the weekend in Awka, the sector commander of the commission in Anambra state Mr. Sunday Michael Ajayi further explained that there was a considerable improvement in obedience to traffic laws and road directives in the state.
Ajayi also emphasized that the commission would sustain as well as maintain the rate of compliance to traffic regulations especially as the year gradually comes to an end saying that they would require more robust collaborations from stakeholders in the transport sector even as the commission prepares for the 2018 Road Safety Week in order to raise awareness about road safety activities in Anambra state.
He said the attention of the commission was being drawn to the Ember months, where it is anticipating more activities pointing out that the commission would intensify enforcement and public education to ensure accident-free periods.
The sector commander also noted that 2018 recorded a lot of mobile court activities within Anambra state; helping the commission to track more traffic offenders with instant prosecution.
He said the commission would continue to deploy mobile courts to engage those that commit traffic infractions stressing that traffic rules were meant to be obeyed and complied with.
Ajayi stated that the commission would leverage on its successes to enable it to approach the ember months with the strategies required even as he pointed out that the commission was already mapping out strategies for traffic management and control for the last quarter of the year.