15 DIE IN BAUCHI-JOS ROAD ACCIDENTS
Bauchi Sector Commandant of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Sunday Maku, disclosed this while answering questions from newsmen at the end of the inauguration of the state advisory committee on road safety in Bauchi. He said the number of the accidents along the Jos road reduced when compared with the number of people that died between January and June 2009.
The sector commander said FRSC officials invited officials of commercial vehicles in Bauchi and they reached an agreement that over loading and over speeding or dangerous overtaking should attract arrest.
Inaugurating the advisory committee, Mr Maku said the aim of the exercise was to enable the public read, digest and understand the modalities of operations of FRSC to receive constructive criticism from the public and share opinions for better service delivery.
Chairman of the advisory committee, the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, who was represented by The Yeriman Bauchi, the district head of Pali, Alhaji Garba Sambo, thanked the FRSC for their effort at reducing crashes and assured them of the cooperation of the members to ensure public participation in their activities.
The emir advised drivers to avoid dangerous driving, over speeding, overtaking or taking dangerous drugs and to save lives and property of passengers.