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FRSC’s Responsiveness To Distress Call, Saves Passengers From A Drunk Driver

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By Cyber Era Reporter

The Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has in a quick response to a distress call, rescued passengers by arresting a drunk driver who was spotted driving so recklessly in such a manner that could lead to road traffic crashes.

According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, the drunk driver was arrested in Kyakyama, Ogere, Ogun State  south west, Nigeria, at about 1335HRS when the Sector Commander received a distress call from a passenger who noticed the dangerous way the driver of the vehicle she boarded was driving.

The passenger, one Mrs Matina reported that few minutes into their journey, they noticed that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol, which prompted the passengers to caution him against his recklessness. She revealed that it was when the driver refused to hid to the warning from all the passengers that the passengers got the FRSC call line from the internet and hurriedly put the call through to the FRSC for rescue.

ACM Kazeem stated that upon receiving the call, the Sector Commander ordered a patrol team from RS2.24 Ogere Unit Command  immediately to effect the arrest of the driver and ensure the impoundment of the vehicle, which was reported to be a white colour Toyota Hiace bus with registration details : FKJ 991 YA.

Upon arrest and impoundment of the vehicle, the driver was subjected to BAC test and the result was 0.18 per cent, which is  extremely higher than the 0.05 per cent permissible by road traffic regulations.

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi , while thanking the passengers, expressed joy over the bravery. He noted that the conduct did not only prove that they were observant enough to discover the recklessness of the driver, but also proved that that Nigerians were also courageous to report dangerous road use behaviour.

He therefore called on the motoring public to emulate the actions of the passengers, emphasising that road safety was a collective responsibility and  every body’s business. As such all road users must play their role to ensure their own safety and that of other road users.

He also said that the FRSC toll free numbers 122 was always available 24/7 for emergency and prompt rescue services.

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