In a bid to curb the high rate of road accidents on the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Expressway, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has flagged off a sensitisation campaign at the Dadi Motor Park, Kwangila, Zaria, Kaduna State, on Wednesday, April 17.
Speaking at the campaign flag-off, Deputy Corps Commander, Stella Joseph-Numan, expressed concern on the high rate of road crashes occasioned by ongoing construction and poor attitude of drivers on the road.
She called on motorists to exercise patience in order to arrive their destinations safely.
Joseph-Numan said, “You know we have been experiencing a lot of accidents due to the ongoing road construction and the attitude of some motorists.
“I want to appeal to motorists to be patient, our drivers are so impatient due to this road construction; there are many diversions on the way and motorists do overtake from the left and also from the right.
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“These are some of the reasons why motorists should to be sensitised on the need to respect traffic rules and regulations toward safe arrival.
“I am here today to also monitor the preparedness of the Zaria unit command for the Easter patrol. We noticed that we are experiencing great loss, especially along the Kwanila bridge.’’
Also present at the flagship campaign were road unions and bodies such as National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO).