The Federal Road Safety Corps has warned the motoring public and other road users against reckless driving while urging them to exhibit more patience and resist the temptation to violate stipulated speed limits on all roads in the country.
The FRSC said this as part of its sensitisation strategy to ensure a safer motoring environment during the Eid-el-Maulud celebrations.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, while celebrating the season with Muslim faithful, revealed that crash-free mobility is a possibility in our nation and the principal road use attribute that could lead to zero crashes on our roads is discipline and absolute compliance with established traffic rules and regulations. According to him, a disciplined driver saves lives.
“When pedestrians comply with the use of walkways and pedestrian bridges where provided, when drivers desist from taking intoxicating substances before mounting the wheels, when they observe and obey the traffic lights and all speed limits, when they regularly maintain their vehicles, avoid overloading, dangerous and reckless driving and become more tolerant with other road users, the carnages on our roads would have been reduced drastically,” he said.
He noted that the Corps will as usual ensure enhanced visibility of personnel around all corridors.
Explaining some of the reasons for enhancing visibility, Kazeem noted that the celebration is taking place during the ember months where the roads tend to be busier by the day. He stated that the Corps has observed that a key characteristic of the ember period over the years is an upsurge in traffic volume, as road users become impatient.