The Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has averted a major road crash, after operatives rescued passengers from a drunk driver.
Security Watch Africa reports that the operatives responded to a quick distress call at about 1pm on Sunday.
According to ACM Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the drunk driver was arrested in Kyakyama, Ogere, Ogun State.
“ The passenger, one Mrs Martina reported that few minutes into their journey, they noticed that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol which prompted the passengers to caution him against his recklessness.
“ She revealed that it was when the driver refused to hid to the warning from all the passengers that the passengers got the FRSC call line from the internet and hurriedly put the call through to the FRSC for rescue, ” she said.
Kazeem stated that upon receiving the call, the Sector Commander ordered a patrol team from RS2.24 Ogere Unit Command immediately to effect the arrest of the driver and ensure the impoundment of the vehicle, whuch was reported to be a white colour Toyota Hiace bus with the following registration details FKJ 991 YA.
“ Upon arrest and impoundment of the vehicle, the driver was subjected to BAC test and the result was 0.18%, which is extremely higher than the 0.05% permissible by road traffic regulations.
“ The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi while thanking the passengers, expressed joy over the bravery. He noted that the conduct did not only prove that they were observant enough to discover the recklessness of the driver, but also proves that Nigerians are also courageous to report dangerous road use behaviour.
“ He therefore called on the motoring public to emulate the actions of the passengers, emphasising that road safety is a collective responsibility and every body’s business. As such all road users must play their role to ensure their own safety and that of other road users, ” she added.
The spokesperson also said that the FRSC toll free numbers 122 is always available for emergency and prompt rescue services.