- THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is set to conduct alcohol tests on motorists during the Eid al–Adha (Sallah) festivities.
FRSC Commander in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, said the agency will deploy breathalysers to test motorists to detect those who drive under the influence of alcohol during the Sallah festival.
A breathalyzer is a device for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample.
Umar disclosed this on Tuesday in Ota, Ogun State.
According to him, motorists who test positive for alcohol will be subjected to further tests for other drugs.
He also said the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) would be engaged for the tests.
“We are therefore appealing to motorists to avoid drink driving during and after the festive period.
“People should not indulge in drinking and driving at the same time to prevent unnecessary loss of life,” he said.
Umar further warned that vehicles impounded for violating traffic rules and regulations would not be released until after the Sallah festival.
The sector commander added that the FRSC would collaborate with the police to check Road Traffic Violations (RTV) on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The Eid al–Adha is expected to be celebrated on Saturday, June 9, 2022.
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival during which Muslims are expected to pray on a sacred ground and thereafter sacrifice rams for Allah.
The festival is usually a period of merriment.
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