Why We Discourage Speeding On Nigerian Roads – FRSC
October 07, (NaijaOnPoint Media) – The Federal Road Safety Corps says it discourages speeding because it accounts for 60% of all road crashes in the country in the last 10 years.
The Zonal Commanding Officer of the FRSC ACM Benjamin Chidibere Nkwonta disclosed this at Calabar Municipality while flagging off the ember months campaign in Cross River.
He said the theme is apt and they hope to help reduce crashes and fatalities on Nigerian roads by 15 -20%.
This year’s ember months campaign has as theme: Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travel and Enjoy Quality Road Experience.
ACM Nkwonta said “From data, speeding is responsible for over 60%of crashes recorded in the last 10 years in Nigeria, hence it is discouraged.
“This campaign aims to reduce by 15-20% road traffic crashes and fatalities”, he said.
He said the ember months is always associated with high human and vehicular movement across the country.
As a result of this, the FRSC which is the lead agency in traffic management in the country owes it a duty to protect citizens against negative road crashes.
On his part, the Sector commander of the FRSC in the state Isaac Ameh said the campaign will complement other mechanisms aimed at stamping kit avoidable road crashes.
Also speaking, the state governor Professor Ben Ayade pledged to support the campaign.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Professor Ivara Esu said road safety is a cardinal aspect of our security and development index.