FRSC begins UN Children Safety Week in Plateau

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JOS  – The (FRSC), Command, has commenced activities to mark this year’s United Nations Safety Week in the .

The celebration tagged: “Safekidslives” is the third edition since its inception three years ago.

Briefing newsmen in Jos on , the Sector Commander, Mr Sunday Maku, said the event prompted by inputs developed by on the need for safety on the highways.

Maku said the objectives of the celebration to highlight the plight of on the roads with a view to addressing , and to also promote inclusive road transport, especially for .

”We shall use this week to create awareness all carrying children while plying any road in the ensure their safety.

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”All cars and buses should have seatbelts, and children and adults using motorcycles and scooters must use helmets can protect them.

”We know wearing a helmet not accident, but wearing helmet or putting on seatbelts can save lives,” he said.

The sector commander cautioned parents against allowing their under aged children to drive as this had contributed to some of the road crashes in the .

He also urged to desist from drunk driving, speeding, dangerous driving and overtaking and other negative attitudes that could lead to loss of lives and property on the highways.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that activities to mark the week began on 4, and will end on 10. (NAN)
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