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FRSC: Alcohol Consumption While Driving is Ill-Advised

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is urging drivers against drinking alcohol and imbibing intoxicating substances in 2024 to minimise road traffic crashes.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota on Monday, Mr Anthony Uga, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, said that records indicate most accidents in the past forthnight resulted from the consumption of intoxicating substances.

“The mouths of most of the rescued drivers involved in road crashes within the last festive periods were emitting alcoholic smells,” he said.

The commander said that intake of alcoholic beverages had no positive benefits, but rather were the causes of mishaps on the highways.

“We are appealing to drivers, who are fond of such behaviours, to refrain as it causes unnecessary loss of lives and property,” he added.

Uga said that the FRSC would soon embark on sensitisation campaigns at motor parks and garages on the dangers of consumption of alcoholic and narcotic substances.

He also enjoined the management of existing motor parks in the state to sanction drivers who consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel.

The sector commander further appealed to relevant government agencies to curb the sale of alcoholic beverages and other intoxicating substances in motor parks.

He reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to making the highways safe for the motoring public through public enlightenment and enforcement of traffic rules.