Transportation

Carnage On Roads: Stakeholders Meet For Panacea

Stakeholders on safe driving have converged on new garage motor park Ibadan, the Oyo state capital to fashion out ways to reduce carnage on the nation’s road.

The stakeholders included motorists, commercial motorcyclists religious leaders security agencies traditional rulers, health providers and youth organisations.

The convener of the programme, the Oyo state sector commander, federal road safety corps, Uche chukwurah explained that the program tagged ember month campaign was designed to cautioned drivers on avoidable errors that could lead to loss of lives and property.

 She urged them to install speed limits device to monitor their speed, avoid overloading, buying used tyre, night driving, drinking while driving among others.

 Flagging of the campaign the executive assistant to governor Seyi Makinde on security, Mr. Sunday Olukoya assured the participants of the readiness of the government to rid the state of insecurity.

The zonal commanding officer RS11 headquarter, Emmanuel Abe in his speech advised motorists to always check their health status before driving while under age and unqualified personnel should not be allowed to drive.

In a message, Olubadan of Ibadan land encouraged road users to abide by all rules guiding safe driving.

Highlight of the program with the theme ” maintain safe speed, avoid night travels and enjoy quality road experience” was the free eye test for all the participants as well as drama presentation by some members of the national youth service corps

Abisola Oluremi

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