Daily Trust (Abuja)

10 August 2012

Nigeria: FRSC Raises Fresh Alarm on Night Trips

The Benin Zonal Command of the FRSC has advised the motoring public to desist from night travels to avoid crashes, due to the rainy season.

This is contained in a statement signed by Dr Julius Emmanuel, the Zonal Public Relations Officer and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Benin.

"In the past few weeks, statistics have shown that most fatal crashes on the nation's highways occurred during night journeys.

"This is so because visibility is very poor and immediate attention to road crash victims are stalled because most agencies involved in rescue could not be easily accessed.

"The hazards are further compounded by activities of armed robbers and other unscrupulous elements who operate at night," the statement added.

The statement reiterated the need for motorists and commuters to plan their journeys ahead and travel during the day when visibility would not be impaired.

According to the statement, the motoring public is reminded of the peculiar hazards of the rainy season such as foggy weather and flooded and slippery roads.

The statement also advised motorist to exercise extra caution while using the roads during the rainy season.

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