FRSC introduces Liquor Identifying gadget to control road accidents
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has presented breathalyzer, a gadget to identify the volume of liquor content in drivers’ body framework.
Bauchi State FRSC Area Leader, Yusuf Abdullahi said any driver found to surpass as far as possible would have the vehicle seized.
Abdullahi said the gadget wouldn’t just serve for discovery of liquor, however whatever other substance that could alter a persons body framework.
“If it happens in the park, we will immediately inform your executive members that this man has some level of alcohol in his body system and for that, they should take the vehicle away from him.
“The cooperation from the transport union in Bauchi state is quite commendable and the exercise has been quite fruitful.
“The device would detect anything within the system and that’s why we ask them to breathe in and breathe out during the test and by the time you breathe out the air in your body system, it would show that something is abnormal, be it drug or alcohol,” he said. The area commander charged commercial drivers to keep away from taking liquor and different substances that could influence them when behind the steering generally comply with traffic rules and guidelines.
“There are some lifestyles that cannot be co-opted into the driving profession and if you must take driving as a profession, some of those negative lifestyles that contravene the traffic profession should be dropped.
“By the time we are able to do away with those lifestyles before going into the driving profession, we will adhere strictly to the driving rules and regulations and that would go a long way in boosting our performance and aid us in our driving profession,” Mr Abdullahi said. Abdullahi likewise encouraged travelers to constantly shout out at whatever point they understand that a driver was not submitting to the traffic rules and guidelines, saying this would go quite far in moderating the degree of road accidents.