Christmas: FRSC warns travellers against reckless driving, night journey

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday warned travellers to avoid night journey because of ongoing rehabilitation of roads. The Lagos State Sector Commander of FRSC,  Hyginus Umeje, made the appeal in an interview with the in Lagos.

Umeje advised motorists to travel during the day for good visibility, security reasons and quick response in case of emergency.

“We have been advocating that people should not travel at night because of rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan- Sagamu Interchange and Benin-Ore Expressway by the Federal Government.

“Due to the ongoing road construction and rehabilitation across the country, it is advisable for people not to embark on night journey,’’ he said.

The sector commander said that the command had created camps on highways to take care of traffic gridlocks.

Umeje also appealed to motorists to avoid overloading, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.

“We learnt that some passengers ask drivers to carry four passengers in a seat meant for three in order to reduce the fare; passengers should not make such suggestions,’’ he said.

According to him, patrol teams have been deployed to conduct alcohol test on drivers; any driver found wanting will be charged to court.