ENUGU, OCTOBER 25, 2016 – The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has urged motorists to comply with traffic laws to prevent accidents during the Ember Months.The FRSC Sector Commander in Enugu State, Mr. David Mendie, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Tuesday.
Mendie also appealed to motorists and road users to comply with safety precautions by observing the road signs so as to stay alive as the Ember Months ushered in the last four months of the year.
The commander said the call became imperative because of the increased vehicular activities on the roads during the Ember Months as well as festive periods that followed it.
He advised motor park unions to ensure that its members continued to ensure that the ban on alcohol in parks remained in force, as it would prevent accident and check reckless driving on the road.
Mendie said the FRSC had devices to test alcoholic drivers, saying that when any driver was tested positive, his journey would be terminated by the officials until the effect of the alcohol was reduced to the barest minimum.
The sector commander also advised pedestrians to always walk opposite and against up-coming traffic rather than walking beside; adding that it would help them to avoid accident.
“Pedestrians are advised to stick to the pedestrian lane, walk against coming vehicles and always use the pedestrian bridge.
“Nigerians should always draw the attention of FRSC officials whenever they notice any reckless driving,” he said.