5th July, 2022
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Sector Command is to deploy breathalyzers to test motorists in order to detect those who drive under the influence of alcohol during the Sallah festival.
The Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Ahmed Umar, made this known on Tuesday.
Umar said that any motorist who tests positive for alcohol would be subjected to further test for other drugs.
He said that the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) would be engaged for this purpose during the festival.
“We are therefore appealing to motorists to avoid drink-driving during and after the festive period.
“People should not indulge in drinking and driving at the same time to prevent unnecessary loss of life,” he said.
Umar also said that any vehicle impounded because the driver violated traffic rules and regulations would not be released until after the Sallah festival.
The sector commander said that the FRSC would collaborate with the police to check Road Traffic Violations (RTV) on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
”We are also collaborating with the Navy and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
to maintain sanity during the Sallah festival on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Sagamu -Ijebu Ode-Ore Expressway.”