By: Aliyu M. Hamagam
Ahead of commencement of political campaigns, Niger State Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned politicians against disrupting traffic rules during campaigns, saying that the command was committed to ensuring that roads were safe for all users.
The warning was contained in a statement issued, yesterday, by the command’s Head of Public Education, Simeon Bitrus.
The statement read in part:“Niger Sector Command is worried about the unhealthy activities of political parties with regards to road use during electioneering campaigns in the state. The command observed that some political campaigns are carried out contrary to traffic rules and regulations governing public roads. This act negates the corps efforts in creating safe motoring environment for all road users. Some political parties disregard offences such as overloading, reckless and dangerous driving, over speeding, wrongful parking, under-age driving, dangerous overtaking, driving against traffic etc.”
It emphasised the need for politicians to carry out their campaigns with decorum and assured the general public of the command’s commitment to safety of lives on the roads.
SOURCE: DAILY TRUST