Road Safety

How to Become Resilient In Face Of Motoring Challenges

Scientists discovered that not only could rats be taught how to drive tiny rodent operated vehicles (ROVs), but through the learning process the fur-faced participants actually experienced lowered stress levels. The study, which was carried out by researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Richmond in Virginia, USA, revealed a healthier stress hormone balance across all participants, in a pattern consistent with ...

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Why You Should Strap Your Child on Car Seat

Your child is by far the most precious cargo your vehicle will ever have to carry. If you love your children, you would never want anything to happen to them. Unfortunately, it seems awareness towards car seat safety is still relatively low in many African countries, including Nigeria and South Africa. Truth, however, is, for safety reason, it’s critical to ...

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59th Independence Celebration: FRSC Cautions Motorists

As part of concerted efforts to ensure free flow of traffic and the safety of lives and properties of road users, during the 59th Independence Day celebration; the Federal Road Safety Corps has urged Nigerians to embrace safety ideals, imbibe positive road behavior and adhere to all traffic rules and regulations. Contained in a release signed by Bisi Kazeem, the ...

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Fewer Accidents Caused by Learner or Inexperienced Drivers

Learner or inexperienced car drivers are causing fewer accidents as new figures obtained from the Department for Transport reveal they fell to 2,111 in 2018, continuing a downward trend from previous years. The news has been welcomed by leading driving experience provider www.trackdays.co.uk which provides young driver training courses. Imran Malek, operations manager at TrackDays.co.uk, said: “More time behind the wheel ...

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Top Tips to Banish Driving Distractions

NEIL WORTH Recognizing the danger of distractions and knowing how to keep them to a minimum is a vital part of driving safely. Where drivers divide their attention between the main task of driving and a secondary, distracting task, there will be a negative effect on driving performance.  Sensible lane choice can disappear, reactions are slowed, observations become more fixed, ...

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How to Be a Good Passenger

Dangers of distracted driving awareness campaigns often focus on the use of mobile phones whilst behind the wheel. But travelling with passengers is also associated with an increased likelihood of a crash. An early study showed that drivers with passengers were almost 60 per cent more likely to have a crash resulting in serious injury compared to when driving alone. And the ...

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“90% of Road Traffic Deaths Happens In Low Income Countries”-Safety Expert

…Says At Least 100 People Dies On Nigerian Roads Daily ROTIMI ASHER About 90 % of road traffic deaths and injuries occur in low income and middle income countries, which have only 48% of the world registered vehicles. A safety expert, Patrick Adenusi, made this known while presenting a paper on ‘’Road User Attitude- Cost and Effect’’ during the 2019 ...

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No Going Back on August Clamp Down on Number Plates Violation, says FRSC

…Goes Tough on Tricycles and Motorcycles Without Class”A” Drivers Licence Pursuant to the need to curb the growing rate of crimes and crashes associated with Motorcycles and Tricycles and the quest to improve upon the existing National Drivers and Vehicles Database, the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) has reiterated its position to clamp down on motorcycles and tricycles operating without ...

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