The Federal Road Safety Corps says it will clamp down on alcohol sellers at motor parks in a bid to reduce drunk driving by commercial drivers.
Olusegun Aladenika, the Ore Unit Commander of the Corps, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Ore, Ondo State, that the measure was to save more lives and property on the highways.
Aladenika appealed to the chairmen of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to help wage war against alcohol sellers at their motor parks in order to check the excesses of drunk-driving drivers.
According to him, the FRSC on several occasions, has sensitised motorists to the menace, which is responsible for several crashes on the highways.
“Although most of these alcohol sellers are not found in all Ore motor parks, some of them are still in other parks under our jurisdiction.
“The presence of these alcohol sellers attracts drivers and after taking some shots, they become dangerous in driving which later results to crashes, loss of lives and property.
“We are appealing to the NURTW chairmen in other parks to do the needful and send away all these alcohol sellers in their parks before we begin to enforce the clampdown,” Aladenika said.
He, however, warned drivers who engage in drunk driving to desist saying that the FRSC would not spare any erring drivers.
He added that obedience to traffic rules and regulations as well as the safety of lives and property would remain the corps’ utmost priority.