Ember months: FRSC warns motorists against overloading and speed

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned motorists against overloading and speed in the Ember months.

Muhammed Husaini, the State Sector Commander of the Corps gave the warning during the flag-off of 2019 Ember months campaigns held in Yola.

Husaini said that in line with the development, the command was willing to collaborate with relevant agencies in the state to ensure the safety of the citizens during the Ember months.

“As you are aware, the Ember months run from November through December of every year, which is characterised with an increase in vehicular and human movement.

“The State Command of the FRSC is willing to collaborate with relevant agencies to ensure safety during Ember months.

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“We are warning motorists, especially commercial drivers to avoid overloading and over speeding and maintain traffic rules and regulations for safety,” Husaini said.

He said the theme of this year’s campaign was: “Road Safety is a state of mind: Road traffic crash is an absence of mind; Stay alert, stay alive”.

In his address, Mr Edward Zamber, the FRSC Zonal Commander in charge of Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba, urged drivers to always abide by the traffic rules for their safety.

Zamber called on motorists to avoid night journey and overloading, adding that both were among the causes of road crashes.

“Drivers should avoid night driving because it is very dangerous,” Zamber said.

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