The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has issued safety advisories to travelers in order to guide commuters on the ”path of safety” during the ’ember months’ beginning tomorrow.
The Corps Marshal of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, on Monday in Abuja.
This year’s ember months nationwide campaign theme is “Drive safe and Stay safe”.
Oyeyemi added that the Corps had also begun nationwide campaign in order to minimise the tendencies of crashes and gridlocks in Ember months.
He called on the motoring public to make the year 2020 ’ember’ months unique and crash free by adhering strictly to road traffic regulations.
Oyeyemi stated among others, that road traffic crashes were avoidable and road crash free society was possible when best road practices were applied.
He however, strongly cautioned motorists to note that the end of the year was not naturally tragic and were not in anyway different from other months of the year.
This he said, was that there seems to be an increase in vehicular movement witnessed during the season.
He debunked the myth that the last four months of the year commonly referred to as ’ember months’ were hazardous for motorists.
”It is very possible to drive without involving in a crash as long as motorists obey and adhere strictly to traffic laws and ensure constant maintenance of their vehicles, ” he said.
Oyeyemi acknowledged the rapid infrastructural development going on in the rail transportation sector under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He, however, advised commuters to maximise alternative means of transportation by patronising the train stations where available in order to reduce the pressure on the road transportation sector.
He stated that the traveling public must start thinking about transport sharing as early as possible, to reduce pressure on the road as this would further reduce incidences of road traffic crashes.
“Family and friends are further admonished to plan and travel in phases, so as to avoid cluster of traffic during the ember months, ” he said.