'Make sure you stop once you are flagged by officers' - Agency advises

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has a strong message for Nigerian motorists.

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has some advice for Nigerian motorists.

According to him, this could be "an intervention by God," Leadership reports.

“There was a particular incidence where a driver that was arrested, who went on to give testimony that he would have been a dead man if he hadn’t been stopped by road safety personnel.

What happened? His tyre was wobbling at the back, but he thought it was the bad portion of the road that made the noise so he refused to stop because he carried excess passengers.

The patrol team then informed the next patrol team, so he was apprehended when he finally stopped.

In less than a second after he was stopped by another patrol team, his vehicle’s tyre exploded, which means there could have been a disaster if he refused to stop the second time,’’ he said.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, Mr Akpabio said drivers have no reason to fear FRSC officers because they have been trained on civility.

‘‘We have trained our personnel on civility-how to relate with members of the public – and more phases are coming up to make them meet up with the required service delivery," he said.

The Zonal Officer also advised drivers to obey traffic rules and cooperate with FRSC officers, saying, ‘‘do not allow your driver drive above the speed limit; we want people to be alive.’’

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