Pernod Ricard Nigeria, FRSC, launches “Don’t Drink and Drive’ campaign to create awareness about dangers of drunk driving.
In addition to the dangers, FRSC said any driver caught driving under the influence (DUI) will pay a fine of ₦5,000.
Ahead of this year’s festive season, Pernod Ricard Nigeria in collaboration with Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has launched ‘Don’t Drink and Drive‘ campaign to create awareness about the dangers of drunk driving.
The campaign was held on Tuesday, at the Ojota New Garage Bus Park in Lagos State. The aim of the campaign was to sensitised members of the National Union of Road Workers (NURTW), among other road users on the need to drive responsibly.
Speaking during the event, Sola Oke, the Managing Director at Pernod Ricard Nigeria, said the campaign to sensitise drivers on the need to abstain from drinking while driving is “timely” and “significant” because “many lives have been lost while many families in pains as a result of this attitudinal dysfunction”.
In his remarks, the Zonal Commanding Officer FRSC, Anthony Daudu said any driver caught driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other psychotropic substance “will pay a fine of N5,000”, as contained in the FRSC traffic offences.