The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission has advised motorists to desist from night travels to be able to minimise road mishaps through the ’ember’ months.
The constant state Sector Commander of the FRSC, Clement Oladele, on Thursday at Iju gave the advice through the 2018 Annual Public Enlightenment Rally held, Ota.
Oladele, represented by Davies Ogiamen, a senior official of the commission, said that there is the necessity to drive to remain alive by embracing good safety culture after and during the ember months.
He said that available statistics showed that drivers were in charge of over 80 % of road crashes, while mechanical and environment accounted for 20 % just.
The FRSC boss implored motorists to make certain their vehicles were in proper condition before getting into any journey.
He said: “FRSC urges motorists to desist from driving faulty vehicles in order to avoid endangering the entire lives of other motorists.
“You need to obey all traffic regulations and rules, road signs especially, to avoid lack of lives.”
Oladele warned motorists against answering message or calls while driving &ldquo also;because the mind cannot control the complete system at exactly the same time’’.
Earlier, Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, the Sango-Ota Unit Commander of the FRSC, described the rally as timely because of the most common upsurge in vehicular and human movements over the last months of the entire year.
He said: “There’s the necessity for motorists to improve their attitude during this time period to lessen crashes on the roads.’’
Oguntoyinbo urged motorists to be safety conscious and abhor the incorrect usage of the highway codes.
He advised motorists in order to avoid speed and driving while impaired of alcohol and drugs.
Oguntoyinbo said: “Check the water brake and level system before putting your automobile on any journey.
“Also check again once you keep coming back home during the night to make sure that your vehicle continues to be in proper condition for the very next day.’’
He implored motorists in order to avoid wrongful overtaking, overload and the usage of second-hand tyres.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the rally, tagged “Alert Today-Alive Tomorrow’’, was organised by Sango-Ota FRSC, together with Shell Nigeria Gas.
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