Road Safety

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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Oyeyemi Orders Clampdown on Motorbikes, without Number Plates

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has directed a nationwide clampdown on motorcycles and tricycles without number plates with effect from August 1st 2019, as it has become difficult to identify such category of vehicles when used to commit traffic and criminal offences. In a statement issued by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, this ...

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Important Filtering Tips for Motorcyclists

RICHARD GLADMAN This week’s tips are all about how to filter through traffic safely on a motorcycle. No matter if you’re a new rider who’s nervous about filtering, or an experienced motorcyclists, it’s always good to be reminded of the following key tips: Only filter when the surrounding traffic is moving at less than 20mph, and then only exceed that ...

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FRSC Conducts Psychiatric Test on Traffic Offenders

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Edo says it will soon commence an Emotional Psychological Evaluation (EPE) for all traffic offenders in the state. The state Sector Commander, Mr Anthony Oko, made this known during the flag-off of the Ember Months Safety Campaign in Auchi, Edo, on Friday. Oko said any driver who contravened traffic laws would be arrested ...

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Nigeria Steps Up Road Safety, Joins UN Road Safety Conventions

ROTIMI ASHER Nigeria, under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, recently recorded a historical landmark, as the nation became a signatory to the United Nations (UN) Conventions on Road safety. As announced recently in a media release posted on the website of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the nation acceded to all the six priorities United Nations (UN) Conventions. ...

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