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Road Accidents: FG Directs Immediate Enforcement Of Traffic Laws

Road Accidents: FG Directs Immediate Enforcement Of Traffic Laws
  • PublishedNovember 16, 2022

The Federal Government has directed immediate enforcement of traffic rules across the country to reduce road accidents and ensure safety on the highways.

The Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, gave the directive in Abuja at the commemoration of the 2022 World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Crash Victims.

It was gathered that the theme for the 2022 remembrance day is “Justice, act for low speed and act for low speed streets”.

Mustapha said that enforcement of the existing traffic safety laws must be pursued vigorously and offenders severely punished.

He said that the country had many traffic safety laws which should be enforced to boost compliance level.

The SGF added that public awareness and road safety campaigns must be robust and sustained all-round the year and not limited to only festive seasons.

According to him, awareness and adherence to traffic safety regulations by road users are important in reducing the frequency of road traffic crashes.

“The relevant authorities saddled with this responsibility must find a way to ensure that the combination of both sensitisation and enforcement are prioritised at all times.

“On this note, FRSC must ensure that only drivers who are trained and certified are allowed to drive in Nigeria,” he added.

Mustapha expressed concern that most citizens “see a driver’s license as a tool for identification and not for the purpose for which it is intended.

“The consequence is that incompetent and unfit persons may be certified to drive and this could spell disaster.

“Above all, public enlightenment programmes aimed at educating road users on the safe use of roads should be vigorously pursued.“

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