The Sector commander of the State, Mr Ikechukwu Igwe, revealed that the Corps has procured equipment to detect liquor from the breath of motorists.
“We have gotten the machine that we will be used to detect drunk drivers in order to safeguard lives and property of road users.”
“When we arrest you, you will be prosecuted according to the law; so, avoid driving under the influence of alcohol.”
“ Speed limit and over-loading violation are some of the major causes of fatal accidents on the highways,” he said.
The sector commander also revealed that only eight road crashes were recorded between September and October.
He explained that out of the eight crashes, three were fatal while five were serious.
“The fatal crashes are those that involved loss of lives while the serious crash is when people have injuries.”
“Though we thank God, the incidence of crashes has reduced in the state; I must tell you that, so far in the month of November, no accident has been recorded.”
“Yes, we attribute the reduction in road traffic crash to the corps’ improved operations and enforcement of speed limiting device,” he said.
Meanwhile, in commemoration of the Africa Road Safety Day/ World Day of remembrance for Road Traffic Victim, Igwe commended the activities so far stating that it is needful as persons need to know what is needed for a safer road.