Kano FRSC warns un­der­age driv­ers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ismail Adebayo, Kano

The Fed­eral Road Safety Com­mis­sion (FRSC) in Kano State said it would take dras­tic ac­tions against un­der­age driv­ers and own­ers of ve­hi­cles with­out head­lights.

The Unit Com­man­der, RS1.22 Kano Mu­nic­i­pal Unit, Ibrahim Baba, at a stake­hold­ers meet­ing yes­ter­day, said safety on the roads should be seen as ev­ery­body’s busi­ness.

He urged stake­hold­ers and mem­bers of the pub­lic to sup­port the com­mand to curb the ex­cesses of driv­ers, who ac­cord­ing to him, are in the habit of driv­ing at night with­out light and par­ents who give ve­hi­cles to their un­der­age chil­dren to drive.

He said over the years, the FRSC has had to con­tend with those is­sues.

The Unit Com­man­der who said the FRSC crit­i­cal man­date is road crash preven­tion and mak­ing the roads safe at all times, ob­served that the ob­jec­tive of the stake­hold­ers meet­ing was to give peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to tell the traf­fic agency what they are do­ing and what they are not do­ing.

“This will help us to mea­sure up to the ex­pec­ta­tion of the pub­lic,” he said.

The Sec­tor Com­man­der, Umar Jabaka, who was rep­re­sented at the meet­ing, noted that many lives have been lost to road crashes due to neg­li­gence and re­fusal to fol­low traf­fic rules. He en­joined other stake­hold­ers which in­clude the Po­lice, KAROTA, NURTW, Taxi As­so­ci­a­tion, VIO, HIS­BAH, lo­cal gov­ern­ment chair­men, RUWASA, dis­trict heads and oth­ers that were present to sup­port FRSC to achieve its set ob­jec­tives.

Photo:

Pupils be­ing con­veyed to school along Byazin Kubwa in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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