Written by Ateed YUSUF

Yuletide: FCT VIO boss want motorists to embrace safety culture

Director of Directorate of Road Traffic Services, DRTS, Engr. Aliyu Bodinga, has enjoined motoring public to embrace safety culture while plying the road more especially during the yuletide season. 

Speaking to The Abuja Inquirer, the director tasked Nigerians traveling for festivities to plan their journey ahead aimed at reaching their destination timely and safely, noting that the act would afford them the chances to escape traffic congestion and hazard associated with night travelling. 


He said; “We have kicked off our ember months campaign early and sensitise members of the public on the dos and don’ts on the road which is key to a successful journey. We also advised motorists to cooperate with security officers on the road.’’ 

He tasked members of the public not to allow campaign safety only in the hands of the VIO and FRSC officers as well as media, noting that the act is a collective responsibility that need the contributions of all and sundry. 

Bodinga implored commuters to guide drivers whenever they notice violation of traffic rules and regulations, noting that they deserved the right to reject over speeding and over loading as well as an attempt to entice them to enter vehicles that are not road worthy. 

The director warned traders against display of goods on the roadside thereby causing unnecessary traffic congestion, just as he stressed that the directorate would give priority attention to checkmate activities of commercial drivers at Wuse market, Berger, Area 1 Roundabout and Jabi among others. 

He also solicited the support and cooperation of sister agencies in the area of tackling traffic menace in the FCT roads, noting that his leadership would continue to partner with them aimed at eliminating rickety vehicles and preventing Okada riders and Keke operators conducting business in the city centres. 


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