FRSC boss tasks mo­torists on traf­fic dis­ci­pline

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Emma Elekwa

Mo­torists have been urged to main­tain a high de­gree of dis­ci­pline and re­spect for other road users while driv­ing on the high­ways to en­sure re­duc­tion in road crashes, es­pe­cially dur­ing the ember months and yule­tide sea­son.

The Dut­sen Al­haji Unit Com­man­der, Fed­eral Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Henry Igwe, gave the ad­vice at the flag off of the 2015 Ember Months Road Safety Cam­paign in Gwar­inpa, Abuja,

He em­pha­sized that the ad­vo­cacy tagged, “Op­er­a­tion San­ity: Drive Safely into 2016” has be­come nec­es­sary in view of the height­ened eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties and move­ment of pas­sen­gers and car­goes which of­ten char­ac­ter­ize the pe­riod.

Igwe said the cam­paign is aimed at en­gag­ing the minds of stake­hold­ers and all road users on the over­all de­mand on both in­di­vid­u­als and groups to con­tin­u­ally con­trib­ute their quota in re­duc­ing the fig­ures of road traf­fic crashes and deaths across the coun­try.

Ac­cord­ing to the FRSC boss, road traf­fic crashes are not mere oc­cur­rences but largely hu­man, which can be mit­i­gated and re­duced through con­scious ef­forts by build­ing good road user at­ti­tude, in­clud­ing strict ad­her­ence to traf­fic rules.

“All we need to do on our high­ways is to ex­am­ine our driv­ing per­sona to purge our­selves of any un­healthy prac­tices and en­list our­selves as van­guards of dis­ci­pline and pro­mot­ers of road safety ad­vo­cacy,” he added.

While ad­vis­ing mo­torists to plan their jour­neys and watch out for black spots, es­pe­cially bad por­tions of the roads, the FRSC boss pledged the readi­ness of the corps to de­ploy equip­ment and per­son­nel across the coun­try to en­sure free pas­sage of com­muters through­out the ember months.

Photo Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Fourth from left, Ibrahim Daniel, Chair­man Kwali Area Coun­cil in a hand-shake with the tra­di­tional ruler of Kwali, Al­haji Audu Sha­ban Nizazo af­ter the in­au­gu­ra­tion of a com­mit­tee to re­solve chief­taincy cri­sis in the area

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