Business and Economy FRSC signs road safety pact with KRSD Published 17 hours ago on May 10, 2019 By Sharma Williams Share Tweet As part of activities marking the Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week, the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC yesterday in Abuja, signed a pact with a nongovernmental organisation, Kwapda’as Road Safety Demand KRSD. KRSD founded by Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem is in memory of Kwapda’as Sampson Dongban who was killed by unknown motorist in Jos, Plateau State over seven years ago. The theme of this year’s week is “Leadership for Road Safety”. KRSD demands that FRSC takes leadership in road safety and improve enforcement of traffic laws around schools in the Federal Capital Territory FCT. Highpoints was signing of the document bearing the two demands jointly by the FRSC Sector Commander, Corps Commander Wubin Gora and a board member of KRSD, Mr Ben Atonko. Gora was represented by the command’s second-in-command, Deputy Corps Commander SA Ochi. Speaking before signing the pact, the sector commander stated that the command had never rested on its oars. He explained, “We carry out studies. Where there’re deficiencies on road furniture, we make recommendations to government. “A lot has been done on school signs, especially public schools. Traffic lights that were bad have been fixed. “With these demands, more will be done in the area of school for safety of schoolchildren.” Gora said FCT is covered by seven Zebra locations, so it takes less than 10 minutes for men of FRSC to arrive a scene of crash. “We’re running at a very high speed as far as safety of lives in FCT is concerned,” he maintained, adding that patrol activities and traffic control are 24 hours . Gora assured the public that those who hit pedestrians and run away would thenceforth be apprehended. He stressed, “Those that got away with those acts aren’t likely to get away today. “Technology is improving, our work is improving. If you knock down someone, you won’t get away with it.” Speaking earlier, the Programme Cordinator of KRSD, Ayomide Akinpelu stated that KRSD’s demands followed a data collation exercise the NGO did in Abuja last year. According to Akinpelu, “We noticed that there’re not adequate road signs. Politicians and churches cover up the available ones with posters. “We demand improved enforcement of road traffic laws.” He charged everyone to speak out and save lives because if one has not directly suffered road traffic crash, someone they know might have. The event which started with a walk from the Novare Mall in Wuse Zone 5 ended at the FRSC sector command in Zone 7, Abuja. The Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week (from 6-12 May 2019) focuses on leadership for road safety. The week acknowledges that strong leadership is needed to advance road safety in countries and communities and achieve related Sustainable Development Goal and other global targets. 95 total views, 95 views today Related Posts FRSC commends Ugwuanyi on commitment to road safetyFederal Road Safety Corps, FRSC,has given Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State a pat on… FRSC raises alarm over increasing tankers, trailers road crashesCorps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has raised the… ATCN sensitises road users in EbonyiIn a bid to minimize incessant deaths recorded from road crashes on our roads, the… Related Topics: Up Next NSEZCO N14.3bn still in CBN account – Minister Don't Miss Oba of Benin commends Runsewe, endorses NAFEST 2019 Continue Reading Advertisement Loading... You may like Click to comment Advertisement Latest Entertainment2 hours ago EFCC reveals why it arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan, others News3 hours ago “History will not be kind to Ganduje” -Timi Frank reacts to ‘Vendetta move’ against Sanusi News3 hours ago Kano Gov. Ganduje reveals reasons for creating four new Emirates News3 hours ago Trouble looms for Saraki, Ciggarate company as group makes damning allegations, calls for probe Advertisement Loading... Most Read News24 hours ago Àlleged N2.5bn Scam: Payment didn’t violates FG White paper- ICPC Politics21 hours ago Rumpus over Bulkachuwa’s chairmanship of Presidential Election Tribunal Politics5 hours ago FFK mocks Okorocha, says there is no peace for the wicked News20 hours ago CCT: A/Court to deliver judgments in Onnoghen’s appeals today Sports18 hours ago Egypt will put up a spectacular AFCON 2019 — Pinnick News20 hours ago Soldiers kill 2 bandits, recover sophisticated weapons News20 hours ago Udoma inaugurates NBS Board, cautions against undue interference Politics21 hours ago Imo: Will Emeka Ihedioha be different?