Thursday, 14 July 2016

Your safety is better granted by yourself—FRSC



By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Anambra State Command has identified overloading and over speeding as major causes of auto crash in the country, and charged travelers to insist their drivers maintain appropriate speed limit on the highways.

The State FRSC Sector Commander, Sunday Ajayi, who disclosed this while speaking in 3-Day Public Enlightenment on Road Safety Dwellers in Anambra State tagged “Operation Reach All, Save a life on the road today” held at Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area, enjoined road users never to travel in any vehicle without ascertaining its present condition.

Ajayi further posited that people’s safety is better granted by themselves, even as he urged passengers to desist from encouraging their drivers to run beyond appropriate speed limit, and the drivers to resist any attempt geared towards making them to violate road safety law as doing so endangers their lives.

On families assigning their children to Commercial motorcycle riders (Okada), the FRSC boss called on parents and motorcyclists to be cautious and shun overloading and over speeding or risk maiming or killing the future generation.

He further maintained that drivers should eschew selling of alcoholic drinks around motor parks, drinking while driving, answering phone calls on the highways, as must undergo training so as to garner relevant experience and documents before plying the road as “time for trial and error has ended.”

Also speaking, George Njoku, Anambra State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), said the agency agreed to partner with the state government and FRSC on the public enlightenment programme with a view to drastically reduce road accident.


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