The Ogun Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Clement Oladele, has warned drivers to desist from using worn-out tyres when driving to save lives and property. Oladele gave the warning in Ota on Thursday at the 2017 Ember Months Safety Campaign organised by the Sango-Ota Command with collaboration of She’ll Nigeria Gas. The campaign had as its theme: Right to Life on the highway: Not Negotiable. Represented by Mrs Bridget Asekhuno, Ogun Head of Administration and Human Resources of FRSC, he said the use of exhausted tyres had been a major contributor to road crashes in the country. The sector commander noted that safety on our highways during the ember months was a collective responsibility of all road users.
‘‘Safety on our roads required our collective responsibilities and we all have one role and the other to play in reducing crashes,’’ he said. The sector commander implored all road users to be cautious as there would be increase of vehicular movements during the ember months. Oladele, however, warned drivers to desist from overloading and speeding to ensure safety of passengers to their various destinations. He advised road users to watch carefully before entering main and minor roads to minimise accidents.
Mr Kunle Oguntoyinbo, Sango-Ota Unit Commander of FRSC, urged drivers to ensure proper maintenance of their vehicles before embarking on any journey. Oguntoyinbo also warned vehicle owners to desist from driving under the influence of alcohol and avoid speeding to stay alive. ‘’The higher the speed the higher will be the crash which will also increase the number of causalities,’’ he said. The unit commander, however, advised drivers to install speed limiting devices in their vehicles to reduce speeding and crashes. He also urged drivers to constantly use their seat belts and desist from receiving calls on their cell phones while driving.