Gombe – The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Gombe State Command, Monday, warned motorists, especially commercial drivers against speeding and overloading their vehicles, to avoid accidents.
The Sector Commander, Mr Kuteb Galadima, gave the warning during a sensitisation programme at Bauchi Park in Gombe.
He said that at this time of the year, many people travelled to celebrate Christmas and New Year with their loved ones and a lot of accidents occurred.
According to him, many commercial drivers in their hurry to make more money, refused to obey traffic rules.
He said that the command, on its part, had made plans to deploy more men on the roads to enhance safety and ease traffic during the period.
The Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Gombe State, Mr Ado Solomon, also advised people to always obey the traffic lights to avoid accidents in the state.
Solomon urged parents to send their children to driving schools before releasing their cars to them to drive, especially during the festivities.