Ember months: FRSC Flags Off Ember Months Safety Campaign in Ibadan.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State Command has flagged off Ember Months Campaign against reckless driving and to sensitise road users on safety measures to forestall crashes and road traffic-related incidents during the ember months.

The State Sector Commander, Joshua Adekanye, stated this on Thursday at New Garage Motor Park, Ibadan, while flagging off the 2022 Ember Months Campaigns with the theme: "AVOID SPEEDING, OVERLOADING, AND UNSAFE TYRES TO ARRIVE ALIVE".

Adekanye said, the period was as free as other months in the year, adding that disobedient to traffic rules and regulations by the motorists led to lost of lives and properties during the period and not devil.

According to him, there is always increased economic activities and mass movements that often led to increase vehicular movements, resulting to lost of lives and properties during the ember months.
"Motorists don't consider the condition of roads, pay attention to condition of vehicles because of haste to maximise gain during this period and this results to crash and injury, especially for children and adults of age 5 - 29", he said.

Adekanye advised motorists to shun alcohol consumption, use of phone while driving and non-use of seat belt, use of second-hand tyres, among others.
He urged motorists to drive with care and caution during the period and beyond, saying that the Corps had put measures in place to decisively dealt with violators of traffic rules and regulations.

Adekanye commended gov. Seyi Makinde for supporting the Corps and ensuring that roads in the state were motorable.

In his remarks, Alhaji Omotomiwa Omolewa, the secretary, Oyo State Park Management System (PMS), said that union have been advising its members to always obey traffic rules and avoid alcohol consumption while driving.

Omolewa called on the Federal and State Governments to urgently look into the deplorable condition of roads to prevent accident.

In his remarks, Makinde, represented by Mrs Olubunmi Oni, the Permanent secretary, Cabinet and Special Services, said negligence and inpatient by the motorists led to road traffic crashes.

The governor called on FRSC to use the Ember Months period for further enlightenment of motorists in order to reduce crashes on the road.

By Raifu Olatunbosun.

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