From Femi Oyelola, kaduna
Kaduna Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) RS 1.1, Umar Guntu Ibrahim has warned that the Corps will sanction any erring motorists that is found overloading his vehicle during the Ember months.
According to him, this traffic offence is punishable under the FRSC act and attract N10,000 sanction.
The sector commander stated this while fielding questions from newsmen at the Kaduna Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) .
The sector commander had highlighted excessive overloading, road violation, dangerous driving, dangerous overtaking and non compliance to the installation of speed limit device especially by commercial vehicles as leading causes of accidents on Kaduna roads.
According to him, “sometimes, those commercial transport vehicles do carry overload and hid somewhere till after 18:00hours when they know we would be off the road. We normally leave the road when it’s getting dark because where are not bearing arms.
“There is no single day we don’t arrest people for overloading. This period, people seem to be in haste to make more returns. But there is no point trying to make returns at the expense of your live, your passengers and other road users. That is why we are on the road to sensitise and enforce measures to reduce road crashes before, during g and after yuletide.”We are partnering with relevant stakeholders to ensure that, travelers enjoy safer roads.”