Federal Road safety Commission, FRSC, Anambra State Command has said it would intensify the war against drivers who plied the roads under the influence of alcohol in the state.
Speaking to newsmen in Awka yesterday, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state gave the assurance, stressing that the sanitisation war which was a combined operation between the FRSC and the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, would be in all parts of the state.
He said the target of the command was to achieve a sane motoring public, noting that human errors were major reasons for the crashes on the Nigerian roads and why they are on the rise.
Ajayi further stated that the combined team of the FRSC and NDLEA would swoop on the motor parks to arrest sellers of alcohol and drivers with evidence of alcohol and narcotic intake.
According to the FRSC boss, “The patrol, which became imperative with the increasing rainfall, would also be interested in both the mechanical and physical conditions of vehicles.”
Ajayi urged all motorists to ensure that they had the basic necessities of road worthiness of vehicles including, good tyres, wipers, break and lightening systems, fire extinguisher among others.
“The war against drug and alcohol by drivers has commenced in the state, we are partnering with the NDLEA to teach motorists what they need to know about the effect of these items,” he stated.
He warned that offenders would be tried according to the laws guiding road traffic and drug misuse.
“It is a state wide advocacy which has entered the enforcement stage, we are going to the motor parks and there will also be stop and inspect operation to check offenders.
“This is in line with the position of the Anambra government that road traffic crashes must be reduced to the barest minimum, the sale of alcohol in the parks remain banned and consumption of intoxicating items is an offense,” he said.

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