The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC has began its nationwide end of the year campaigns with the theme; ‘Drive Safe and Stay Safe’. In this regard, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has called on the motoring public to make the year 2020 ’ember’ months unique and crash free by adhering strictly to road traffic regulations.
He stated among others, that road traffic crashes are avoidable, and road crash free society is possible when best road practices are applied.
In a statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal strongly cautioned motorists to note that the end of the year is not naturally tragic, and are not in anyway different from other months of the year, only that there seem to be an increase in vehicular movement witnessed during the season.
Debunking the myth that the last four months of the year commonly referred to as ’ember months’ are hazardous for motorists, the Corps Marshal said that it is very possible to drive without involving in a crash as long as motorists obey and adhere strictly to traffic laws and ensure constant maintenance of their vehicles.
The Corps Public Education Officer also said that in order to guide commuters on the path of safety and minimise the tendencies of crashes and gridlocks, the Corps Marshal issued out some salient travelling and safety advisories to travellers.
According to him, “With the rapid infrastructural development going on in the rail transportation sector under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, commuters are advised to maximise that alternative means of transportation by patronising the train stations where available, as this will drastically reduce the pressure on the road transportation sector”