Sultan of Sokoto charges FRSC on road safety
THE Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji, Sa’ad Abubakar 111 has charged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to sustain its current campaigns against road carnage in the country, stressing that road safety is a collective responsibility.
The Sultan gave the charge over the weekend while receiving the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi in his palace.
According to him, part of the challenges facing the campaigns against road carnage in the country is how to mete out appropriate punishment to those that violate traffic rules, pointing out that this has created room for people to commit traffic offences without suffering appropriate punishment.
Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar further emphasised that no society can function properly without the people obeying law, adding however that for people to obey the law, there must be appropriate sanctions to be strictly imposed on the violators to serve as deterrence to others.
“We must obey all our laws, including the traffic laws. Offenders of traffic offences must be apprehended, tried and punished. Nobody should be above the law of the land,” he stated.
On the use of crash helmets by motorcycle riders and passengers, the Sultan reiterated his earlier admonitions that motorcyclists must be made to appreciate the safety benefits of using crash helmet while riding, to protect them against head injuries in the event of a crash.
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