The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Adamawa State has vowed to punish any motorist caught without seat belt or using the phone while driving in the state.
Adamawa State Sector Commander of the corps, Muhammad Hussaini, who gave the warning on Friday, May 24, said that no violator however highly-placed in government or private sector would be spared.
He noted that the corps would soon commence a clampdown on violators in the state.
“Very soon the command will intensify patrol to checkmate violators of the seat belt and those who make or receive phone calls while driving,” Hussaini said.
Meanwhile, the sector commander has said that the FRSC would no longer condone the excesses of drivers of the Adamawa Sunshine Transport Company, who he said engaged in over-speeding, reckless driving, and overloading of passengers in their vehicles.
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Adamawa Sunshine is run by the Adamawa State Transport Authority, an agency under the state’s Ministry of Transport.
The sector commander disclosed that the corps had received many daily complaints from different quarters on the excesses of the drivers.
According to him, many security agencies and residents of other states have also been complaining about the drivers.
Hussaini noted that the corps would not fold its arms and allow the excesses of the drivers jeopardise the safety of passengers as well as other road users.
He said, “As a leading agency in the transport business, Adamawa Sunshine, controlled by the state government, is subject to the highest number of complaints from passengers in the state.
“The development is as a result of high speeding, reckless driving, and overloading of the transport company’s vehicles.”
Hussaini said that the FRSC was poised to take decisive action against any driver found contravening regulations guiding conduct on federal highways in the state.
Safety Record recalls that 13 fatalities were recorded in two road crashes on Ngurore–Mayo-Belwa highway in Adamawa State on April 29.