The Zonal Commanding Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), RS2 Lagos, Shehu Zaki, has directed commanding officers and senior principal officers to improve enforcement and post crash care on major highways within the zone comprising of Lagos and Ogun State.
Speaking at the zone’s monthly operators’ meeting on Wednesday, Zaki stated that the corps strategic objective of having a reduction in speed related crashes in 2017 is feasible and achievable.
“We must therefore ensure road traffic crash within the zone is reduced by 15% and fatality by 25%,” he said.
Zaki further reiterated that each state must achieve 80% compliance with fleet certification, 30% for standard tyres and 90% safe to load programme.
On the permanent ban of vehicle inspection officers (VIOs) from Lagos and the advice by Governor Akinwumi Ambode that FRSC should restrict its operations on the fringes and federal roads, the zonal commander stated that the agency has always encouraged states to establish their own traffic agencies to assist the corps in scaling down the level of road traffic crashes.
He pointed out that the position of the corps is contained in the 2017 strategic goals of the organisation and it has been pushing for its implementation.
He stated that commanding officers and senior officers must employ the assistance of all willing hands as road safety is everybody’s business.