As the nation gears up for high volume of travellers preparatory to the Yuletide festivity, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC RS 2.110), Lagos Airport Unit Command has called on motorists, travellers and other road users to adhere strictly to relevant safety measures.
This was made known during the Command’s ‘Ember month’ campaign, which was put together recently with the theme “Avoid Over Speeding, Overloading, Unsafe Tyre Use To Drive Alive”.
While speaking at the event, the Unit Commander, UC J. Omotola Fatuase, said the event was put together to sensitise members of the public by sharing the right information on road usage and the necessary skills required to driving safely.
Her words: “We are flagging off our ember month, the 2022 campaign to enlighten people on the proper use of tyres and the dangers of using worn-out tyres. They are also being taught on how to reduce their speed; to maintain particular speed for their various vehicles. We are also informing them to not overload their vehicles to ensure that they drive to arrive safely.
“The international airport is more of a global arena, as such, it is expedient for people in this axis to drive carefully and not to over speed; we need them to be careful and not to use their phones while driving. We are trying to ensure this menace is curbed.”
Fatuase also maintained that the Ember Month campaign is in continuum and that discussions are being put together with various groups across various strata of the society concerning safety, reiterating that the Command’s rescue team is always on standby to ensure strict adherence to safety standards.
“The flagoff is part of our public enlightenment campaign, so we’ll be doing this everyday. We will go to Parks, Mosques, Churches and Schools regularly to talk to people about safety. We also go to companies and major parts within our jurisdiction to talk to them about safety. We are also on patrol for 12 hours everyday and for rescue, we have a standby 24 hours rescue team,” she hinted.
Participants at the session lauded the initiative of the Command to bring members of the public up to speed with even the most basic safety requirement, saying that it will go a long way to reduce carnage on the road.
She thereafter charged attendees to drive safely and not use their phones while driving so as to not get distracted, while also added that seat belt usage is a must and urged people to check their tyres from time to time and avoid over speeding.