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FRSC introduces breathalyzer to stem accidents in Bauchi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has introduced breathalyzer, a device to detect the volume of alcohol content in drivers’ body system.

Speaking during the use of the device on commercial drivers at the Bauchi motor park on Monday, Mr Yusuf Abdullahi, the FRSC Sector Commander, said any driver found to exceed the alcohol limit would have the vehicle impounded.

Abdullahi said that the device would not only serve for detection of alcohol, but any other substance that could tamper with an individual’s body system.

The sector commander further said that the exercise would be sustained as the machines were permanently with it road marshals, adding that the personnel would also visit parks where drivers load passengers to conduct the test.

He called on commercial drivers to abstain from taking alcohol and other substances that could affect them when behind the wheels and to always obey traffic rules and regulations.

The sector commander also urged passengers to always speak up whenever they realise that a driver is not obeying the traffic rules and regulations, saying this would go a long way in mitigating the level of road crashes.

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