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Eid-el-kabir: FRSC Gombe Cautions Motorists, Road Against Dangerous Driving

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Gombe state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has cautioned motorist, motorcyclist and other road users to be more circumspect during the forthcoming 2023 Eid-el-kabir Sallah celebration with the views to ensuring safety of lives and property.

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The sector commander FRSC Gombe state command Corps commander Felix Theman informed that this year’s celebration is coming at time when the rains are heavy and there was the need to exercise restrain while driving.

Commander Theman reiterated the need to observed speed Limit as one of the most glaring and dominant causes of total and serious road crashes in the state. He added that Sallah period is a season for reflection and sacrifice rather than a period for reckless driving in the name of celebration causing fear and anxiety amongst vulnerable road users.

The sector commander used the opportunity to commend the Gombe state government for embarking on the rehabilitation of bad road portions of main roadsin town which has been a source of concern to the corps. The remedial measures according to him will not only go along way in improving safety but reduce crashes that do occur due to the presence of the potholes.

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Commander Theman called on parents who recently acquired bicycles for their wards in view of the high cost of transportation to evaluate the risk they expose their children to while meandering in between vehicles. He stressed the need for such young riders to avoid major roads and maintain the extreme while avoiding the right completely.

The sector commander informed that his command has deployed six (600) hundred regular Marshals, special Marshals and members of the road safety club, Ten (10) patrol vehicles and five (5) ambulances to ensure free flow of traffic on all major routes in the State, respond to traffic incidents as well as the enforce critical offences on all corridors.

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Also in a statement by SRC Janet Kassa, Public Education Officer, FRSC, Gombe State Command, the Sector Commander Theman pledged to work in collaboration with other security agencies toward ensuring that the 2023 Sallah celebration are held under a peaceful and safe atmosphere throughout the state.

The command wishes Muslim Ummah a Happy Eid-el-kabir celebrations.



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