The Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide has warned drivers against night traveling as it poses serious danger to motorists and their passengers.
Ogungbemide said this at the 2021 Ember Months Campaign Flag off Ceremony of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lekki Unit Command held at the Interstate Motor Park, Ajah.
According to him, “we have noticed that major crashes occur at night that is why we are pleading with drivers to shun night driving as much as possible.”
Ogungbemide, who was represented by the Assistant Corps Commandant, Ayodeji Oseni said “night driving is dangerous in view of insecurity; rescue efforts are also difficult in the night.
“So, if you love yourself, try and avoid night driving because there is no assurance of good visibility while driving at night,” Ogungbemide said.
He posited that drivers should guide against violating the stated infractions and other anti-safety vices.
He stressed that drivers must always ensure that their cars are in good order and at all times they should have extra tire, jack, fire extinguishers in cases of any mechanical fault on their cars
He noted that the corps would be on the look out to enforce strict compliance to safety laws and orders on the highways.
The Deputy Sector Commandant, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Ajah, Eriafa Omoregie said that drivers should dissuades themselves from drug abuse as many driver have died untimely due to drug abuse.
In his words, the Unit Commander of RS2.19, Lekki Unit Command, Assistant Corps Commander, Sani Abdullahi has said that the responsibility of preventing rod crashes is the collective resolve to say no to them by adhering strictly to traffic rules and regulations.
Abdullahi said that over the years, studies have proved that road traffic crashes don’t just happen: they are caused by ascertainable factors and, therefore can be prevented.
“The responsibility of preventing them lies with us and our collective resolve to say no to them by adhering strictly to traffic rules and regulations”, he said.
He stressed that this event of annual flag off of ember months campaign, therefore presents another opportunity for all of us to join hands to stop that menace that continues to bring grief, economic loses, poverty and underdevelopment to our people and our nation.
“To this end, the policy of the corps to rise up to the occasion by demystifying the myths that characterize the ember months as an evil period is one that’s incremental and deserves to enjoy the collective support of all people of goodwill”, he said.
He posited that to us at the Lekki Command of the FRSC, we affirm that we would continue to engage robustly with our stakeholders through aggressive collaboration for all to see issues of road as shared responsibility.
“We therefore, ready to carry the banner of constructive engagement and ensure that all gaps that could create opportunity for road traffic crashes to overwhelm us are closed and remain closed against the desire for safer road environment”, he said.