-2.1 C
New York City
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Home Road Safety EMBER Month Campaign: FRSC Warns Against Indiscriminate Parking, Non-Use of Pedestrian...

EMBER Month Campaign: FRSC Warns Against Indiscriminate Parking, Non-Use of Pedestrian Bridges

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lugbe Unit Command, has identified indiscriminate parking of vehicles and non-use of pedestrian bridges by the people as major challenges bedeviling road safety.

The unit commander, Mr Ohaeri Osondu said this at the inauguration of 2021 ember months campaign on Tuesday in Abuja.

The theme of this year’s ember months campaign is: “Maintain Safe Speed: Avoid Night Travels and Enjoy Quality Road Experience”.

Osondu noted that the campaign was part of the sustained efforts by the FRSC to step up efforts towards reducing the spate of road accidents commonly witnessed during the ember season.

He said that ember months came with traffic peculiarities which often resulted in an increase in road accidents.

This he said was with attendant consequences on the nation’s socio-economic growth as human and material resources were lost through avoidable accidents.

He said that the theme was deliberately designed to draw the attention of all road users especially motorists to the need to comply with recommended speed limit for vehicles.

According to him, Lugbe airport road is a major corridor that conveys top government officers, diplomats, foreigners and other members of the motoring public.

“Indiscriminate parking of vehicles and non-use of the pedestrian remains our major concern as people are being crushed by speeding vehicles on regular basis on Lugbe expressway.

“Drivers do not park well and they end up creating a serious traffic challenge for us.

“Another issue is where pedestrians do not use the bridge. People die on a daily basis. This is worrisome.

“In one month, we pick bodies and almost seven were picked. This is a big challenge to use as people do not use the pedestrian bridge.

“We are deeply concerned about this ugly trend and we will not rest on our oars to restore sanity on Lugbe road,” he said.

Osondu urged all categories of road users to obey traffic rules and regulations to complement concerted efforts by the FRSC to cut down on road accidents by the end of the year.

He said that the corps was collaborating with other sister agencies to ensure the safety of people, lives and property.

He implored numerous stakeholders in the transport sectors to see road safety as everybody’s business, saying “with your support, we can bring down the road traffic crashes”.

The Head of Operations, Zonal Command, Mr Frank Agbakoba, appealed to the public to imbibe good road culture to avert road accidents in the territory.

Agbakoba also urged parents to educate the young ones by catching them young, adding that the future of road safety would be secured.

All rights reserved. Materials, photographs, illustrations and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior written permission from Motoring World International


Most Popular

Mercedes Benz recalls Over 100,000 C-Class Models

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 100,000 C-class models due to the possibility that moisture could enter the signal acquisition module (SAM) if water were...

Third Generation Nissan Qashqai Launched in South African

Nissan has launched the all-new Qashqai to the South African market – a welcomed introduction after months of anticipation and excitement. Hailed as one of...

Formula 1 Reveals 2023 Race Calendar

Formula 1 has announced the calendar for the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship, which has been approved by the World Motor Sport Council. Kicking...

Truck Drivers Docked over Alleged Cocoa Beans Theft

Three truck drivers were docked in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing 400 bags of cocoa beans worth N35...
%d bloggers like this: