Posted on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 01:34 PM

The Bayelsa State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned drivers that the command is equiped with devices that will detect liquor from their breaths, threatening to arrest anyone drunk driving. 

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Bayelsa state FRSC Sector Commander, Mr. Ikechukwu Igwe made the threat on Monday.

In his interview, Ikechukwu said, “We have gotten machine that we shall be using to detect drunk drivers in order to safeguard lives and property of road users.

“When we arrest you, you will be prosecuted according to the law; so, avoid driving under the influence of alcohol.

“Speed limit and over-loading violation are some of the major causes of fatal accidents on the highways,”

Mr. Ikechukwu Igwe, said that the Command only recorded eight crashes beween September and October stating that three out of the eight recorded crashes were fatal. 

“The fatal crashes are those that involved loss of lives while the serious crash is when people have injuries.

“Though, we thank God, the incidence of crashes has reduced in the state; I must tell you that, so far in the month of November, no accident has been recorded.

“Yes, we attribute the reduction in road traffic crash to the corps’ improved operations and enforcement of speed limiting device"

 

By Joseph Odeh

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