The road safety corps in Nigeria has issued safety advisories to travelers in order to guide commuters on the “path of safety” during what they have tagged the ember months.
Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Oyeyemi said the corps had also begun nationwide campaign in order to minimize the tendencies of crashes and gridlocks in ember months.
He called on the motoring public to make the year 2020 ember months unique and crash free by adhering strictly to road traffic regulations.
The theme for year 2020 ember months’ nationwide campaigns is “Drive safe and Stay safe”.
Oyeyemi also stated that road traffic crashes are avoidable and road crash free society is possible when best road practices are applied.
Oyeyemi again debunked the myth that the last four months of the year commonly referred to as ‘ember months’ are hazardous for motorists.
“It is very possible to drive without being involved in a crash as long as motorists obey and adhere strictly to traffic laws and ensure constant maintenance of their vehicles,” he said.
“Family and friends are further admonished to plan and travel in phases, so as to avoid traffic cluster during the ember months,” he said.
The corps marshal advised commuters to patronize safe and secure mass transit companies that have been duly certified to operate, adding that it would make room for redundancy plans in the event of vehicle breakdown.
Oyeyemi also warned that all travelling protocols for COVID-19 must be strictly adhered to.
“The enforcement on 50 per cent carrying capacity for all vehicles targeted at creating adequate physical distancing is still in place, and the corps will not spare any fleet operator caught violating this directives, ” he said.
Oyeyemi also said fleet operators must follow all safety precautions, observe preventive measures against the dreaded virus and comply with every travelling directives already in place.
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