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Politicians are causing accidents with campaign posters — FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says risks of road accidents have been heightened by politicians who deface road signs with their campaign posters.

FRSC sector commander in Ekiti,Ocheja Amen, disclosed this on Friday, warning those in the habit to desist.

“There are road signs, what is happening is that politicians and their agents are defacing them,” Mr Amen told journalists during an Easter awareness campaign in Ado Ekiti.

“As a matter of fact, we will soon carry out public enlightenment on the danger inherent in defacing road signs by engaging political leaders and religious leaders,” the road safety chief added.

Mr Amen, however, noted that the state government was already making efforts to remove obnoxious posters placed on road signs.

He warned that if residents continued to display posters on road signs, it could pose danger to road users.

The Ekiti FRSC boss also used the medium to call on motorists to imbibe the right attitude whenever they are behind the wheels.

According to him, most times people attribute road crashes to bad roads, but he explains that even on good roads crashes do occur as a result of bad attitude of the road users; calling for attitudinal change.

He said more than 200 officers had been deployed in the state to ensure safety during the Easter celebration.

He warned against drunk driving, speeding and overloading among others, saying anyone found guilty would be made to face the wrath of the law.

Chairman of the National Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), MGbenga Omodara, and other union leaders, said they would ensure compliance with stipulated road traffic regulations by their members. 

NAN

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