The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has expressed concern over the death and injuries resulting from accident involving articulated vehicles in the state.
Mr Andrew Kumapayi, Sector Commander of the FRSC in Anambra said this while addressing participants in the Motorcade Rally held in Awka.
The event was part of the activities marking the 2019 African Road Safety Day and World Day for Remembrance of Victims of Road Traffic Crashes which will end on Nov. 17.
Kumapayi said lack of adherence to road safety rules and recklessness of drivers of these vehicles had sent many people to their early graves, maimed many and brought grief to some families.
He said the celebration was an opportunity to remind motorists that life has no duplicate and must be protected by ensuring that sense of safety of self and others guide all on the road.
Kumapayi blamed the spate of crashes in the state partly on the poor conditions of the trucks.
He restated the resolve of the state command to enforce safety including installation of Speed Limiting Device and checking conditions of the vehicles.
“We have had enough of these crash involving tanker and trucks. On this occasion we are sensitising and warning all motorists to observe safety rules because these accidents must stop.”
He said the sector had strategised for effective patrol of the state ahead of the usual Christmas and New Year traffic.
Nigeria News Agency reports that the Remembrance Week continues with hospital visit to accident victims in hospital on Saturday and ends with thanksgiving at St. Patrick Cathedral, Awka on Sunday.
Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz
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