The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has emphasized the need for Nigerian motorists to comply with all road traffic regulations during this season of Valentine.
The Corps urged Motorists to be exemplary in their conducts just as it warned that no violator of the established law would be spared.
This call for caution is contained in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem in Abuja.
“Owing to the need to ensure a safe and crash-free celebration during the 2021 Valentine Day celebration, the Federal Road Safety Corps has warned the teaming community of celebrants and other road users, to desist from indulging in drunk driving, avoid excessive speed, and resist the temptation to drive recklessly so as to mitigate all incidences of road traffic crashes during the celebration.
The statement read that the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi has directed Commanding Officers across the nation to ensure massive deployment of Officers and Men for enhanced visibility, adequate traffic control, and maximum enforcement of all COVID-19 protocols amongst motorists.
“All patrol Operatives have been directed to go along with breathalyzers, and radar guns to ensure that suspected drunk drivers are tested and stopped from continuing their trips so as to avoid unnecessary deaths, injuries and damage to properties.”
“The Valentine celebration is a day set aside all over the world to celebrate love, exchange gifts, and show that we care for one another, in memory of Saint Valentine who exemplified love while he lived.
“As such, motorists who wish to celebrate must be exemplary by complying with all road traffic regulations, because the Corps will not spare any driver caught violating established laws.”
Oyeyemi according to the statement urged motorists to leverage on the 122 toll-free line of the FRSC to call for emergency intervention in case of any crash, obstruction or when any drunk driving is sighted, for appropriate actions.
He reminded all Nigerians celebrating the ‘Love Season’ to do so in strict compliance with all non-pharmaceutical interventions to reduce COVID-19 transmission in the vehicle, while also calling on all road users to cooperate with Operatives deployed to ensure the safety of lives and properties on the road.