The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has harped on the need for drivers to pay more attention to best practices during the rainy season in order to avoid road hazards that occur as a result of wet and slippery road surfaces as well as foggy weather and occasional poor visibility that characterize the season.
Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said t his boss Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, is concerned about the rate at which people neglect the basic ethics of driving during the rainy season which often results in avoidable crashes, death and fatal injuries.
Kazeem revealed that low level of vehicle maintenance among motorists, especially the commercial drivers, form part of the collective variables that propelled the Corps Marshal’s resolve to admonish all motorists to make sure their vehicles are in good condition at all time.
Quoting Oyeyemi he said, “it is important for all motorists to ensure their braking systems, wipers, and headlamps are working properly, reduce your speed, ensure that your demisters are functional, put on your headlights, dim your headlights in order to see and be seen and put on your hazard lights during the rains”.
The Corps Marshal further emphasised that ‘If visibility is poor, drivers should endeavour to move off the road and park safely, leave your parking lights on and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.”
Note that drivers can utilize the FRSC Toll free numbers (122) to report any crash for immediate rescue services, anytime a crash occurs as personnel are on standby 24hours to ensure prompt rescue to crash victims.
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