The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Akwa Ibom State Comamnd, said it would step up enforcement and rescue services to reduce road crashes and fatality in the state.
The Sector Commander, Mr Sunday Oghenekaro, said this during the command’s 1st quarter retreat held in Uyo on Tuesday.
“The corps is set to reduce incidences of road crashes to the barest minimum even as it works toward zero crash,” Oghenekaro said.
He said that the command would promote ease of doing business with stakeholders by making the corps products available to members of the public.
“It is toward the satisfaction of the corporate goals of the corps that this forum is convened as a means of strengthening capacity and knowledge base of personnel to perform at a record level,”he said.
The commander said that the command would carry out public enlightenment and advocacy visits to enforce traffic regulations during the Easter Special Patrol.
He urged road users to be disciplined, courteous and obey traffic rules, avoid drunk driving, overloading, use of cell phones while driving and excessive speed.
“We must share in the FRSC of the value of think safety, act safely toward ensuring safer roads fuller lives for all road users.”
In a paper entitled, “Enforcement Devoid of Preventive Litigation”, Mr Chibuzor Akujuobi, Sector Legal Officer, said the essence of road traffic laws and regulations was to maintain orderliness on the road and safety for road users.
He noted that road crashes were caused by carelessness of some road users who willfully chose not to observe the road traffic rules and regulations.
Akujuobi said that members of the corps had been empowered under the law to enforce traffic laws.