The Ogere Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Maxwell Lede, has said that has all stakeholders should take responsibility for the safer roads during this festive season, as road safety is everybody’s business.
He spoke at the ember months’ sensitisation campaign organised by the command at Ilisan Motor Park, Ilisan, Ogun State.
He said the campaign was just a process of reawakening individuals that “we have specific tasks towards achieving an accident-free festive period”.
He called on road users to obey traffic rules, adding that “crashes are not peculiar to commercial motorists only, but all road users, including private vehicle owners, tricyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.
He urged the private car owners to always ensure that their vehicles are in good conditions before embarking on any journey and avoid night travelling.
He appealed to private car owners to always caution their drivers not to violate traffic rules.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman, Remo North Local Government, Hon. Sowole Awoyemi Olatayo, said the Ogun State government led by Governor Ibikunle Amosun would continue to support any projects and policies that would enhance the safety and security of the residents of the state.
He said the provision of maximum safety and security to the residents was the priority of the present administration.
He commended the FRSC for all its efforts aimed at making the roads safe for the users.
He urged motorists, especially the commercial drivers, to change their attitude towards the use of highways, saying that the roads would be more busy during the Christmas and New Year celebration.
In a related development, the Itori Unit Commander, Aliyu Yahaya, has attributed the majority of road crashes to disobedience to traffic regulations.
He spoke at the ember months campaign of his command in conjunction with the FRSC Ilaro Outpost at the Ilaro New Garage. The theme is: “Safe driving, safe arrival”.
He said the negative attitude of some motorists contributed to numerous crashes which resulted in the unnecessary loss of lives and valuable property.