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FRSC clicks technology to ‘prevent deaths on Nigerian roads’

FRSC clicks technology to ‘prevent deaths on Nigerian roads’

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says it is adopting latest technology that will help check deaths on Nigerian roads.

Mr.  John Mehaux, FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer of Ogun and Lagos State said this during the 2018 first Quarter Performance Review Management Retreat of the government agency held recently at Magodo in Lagos.

FRSC says it has secured some equipment to enable the officials perform effectively and limit crashes on the highway. According to him, the commission wants to ensure that crashes end, and when crashes occur, there won’t be any death recorded.

“Alcolizers and breathalysers will be used to detect erring motorists who involve in drunk driving”, the Zonal Commander says. There are several speed limit for categories of commercial and articulated vehicles to determine their level of speed on highways and reduce carriage on the roads, he says and tasks officials of the agency on productivity and effective service delivery in saving lives.

“In 2018, our expectation is that our officials who go out on patrol must be productive within the eight hours spent on the road. If officials go out on patrol at the same time deaths are recorded as a result of crashes, then what is the essence of their services? If anybody goes out, we want to ensure that the staff productive”, Mehaux tells attendees at that retreat.

According to him, staff that are productive will have the opportunity to go for foreign training at the California Highway Patrol Academy where corps officers are trained.