Don’t kill yourself trying to stop speeding vehicles, FRSC advises staff

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has cautioned its operatives against jumping on roads to stop moving vehicles while performing their duty.

“An operative must not use his/her body to wedge speeding vehicles,” Sikiru Alonge, the commander of Ore Unit, said on Wednesday, noting that many operatives had been killed doing that.

“Rather use their phones or jotters to snap or write down the erring motorist number plates for proper arrest later,” he advised.

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Mr Alonge further stated that operatives must always imbibe professionalism and safety in the discharge of their duty, adding that the corps high command did not train them to enforce the law forcefully on erring motorists.

According to him, most drivers plying the Benin-Ore Expressway flout traffic rules and avoid FRSC routine checks.

“Operatives must always ensure safety at all times in order not to record casualties and loss of lives occasioned by accidents,’’ Mr Alonge said.

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