Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has intensified efforts by conducting alcohol test on commercial drivers at various motor parks in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, other states of the federation as well as the highways across the country to ensure safety on the nation’s roads.
Corps Public Education Officer, Imoh Etuk who led the campaign train at Jabi and Area 3 motor parks, said that the purpose of the campaign was to discourage drivers from drinking alcohol and other narcotics while driving.
Etuk said that a situation where drivers drink alcohol before conveying passengers from one place to another would no longer be condoned, adding that only those found satisfied and free from alcohol would be allowed to carry passengers.
According to him, “The penalty for anybody driving under the influence of alcohol attracts N5000 charge and such driver will be kept under surveillance until he is proven fit to drive.
“Simultaneously, our men are undertaking the campaign to all nooks and crannies of the country. Whoever is found guilty of this offence will be sanctioned accordingly.”
For those rejoicing over election victory, Etuk urged them to rejoice moderately so that they would live, saying that it was only the living that celebrate.
Passengers of one of the drivers about leaving for Ibadan, Mr. Remy Sunday, who tested positive to alcohol when examined by officers of the FRSC at Jabi Motor Park in the FCT, were transferred to another driver, Mr. Washiu Azeez who tested negative.
Chairman, Garki 3 Motor Park, Alhaji Abba Abubakar commended the efforts of the FRSC, saying the exercise would definitely reduce the consumption of alcohol by drivers, especially while on duty.
Abubakar said that the motor park had stopped the sale of alcohol, stating that whoever was found selling any form of alcohol would be penalised.

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