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Safety on the road is linked to discipline – FRSC Boss

Motorists have been told to desist from believing myths that supernatural power are responsible for accidents in ember months but human errors which can be avoided.

Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi made this known while addressing road users at the launch of Ember Months Road Safety Campaign in Akure

The Corps Marshal represented by FRSC Zonal Commander, Osogbo, Mr Godwin Ogagaoghene challenged Nigerians not to be over-spiritual on the wheel but rather be disciplined, maintain their vehicles well and obey traffic rules to curb road crashes.

Correspondent Isaac Afolabi completes the report.

Speaking on the theme for the campaign, “Drive safe, stay safe” the Commander, FRSC Ondo state, Mr Ahmed Hassan appreciated the Ondo State government for the construction of roads including the Ore flyover which he noted had helped in reducing accident on the popular axis.

Mr Hassan however warned drivers against the use of phone while driving, overloading and over speeding.

Earlier, Ondo State governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu represented by his Special Adviser on Transport, Mr Tobi Ogunleye, said the state embarked in the construction of a vehicle inspection center and rider institute to train drivers and motorcyclists against recklessness and inspect vehicles.

The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi represented by Chief Sola Adegbonmire appealed to the drivers to shun alcoholic drinks and other stimulants while on duty for safety.

The FRSC conducted free eye tests and other medical checks for the drivers on the occasion.

Heads of agencies such as the police, fire service, NOA, NDLEA and others attended the program.

Isaac Afolabi

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