IBADAN – Mr Godwin Ogagaoghene, the FRSC Sector Commander in Oyo State, on Tuesday called for more pedestrian crossings on major roads in the state.
Ogagaoghene, who made the call in Ibadan while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the law had taken care of the safety of the pedestrians.
“To safeguard the pedestrian, therefore, the provision of visible pedestrian crossings, otherwise known as zebra crossings, should not be compromised.
“Once the pedestrian is there, by law, motorists are expected to give him the right of way until he passes,” he said.
Ogagaoghene added that pedestrian crossings should be visibly demarcated in schools, shopping malls and markets because of the influx of people in such places.
“Motorists are expected to regulate their speed at such sensitive places,” he said.
To reduce road accidents, he said the commission would continue to canvass for more pedestrian crossings and other road signs.
“We will also continue to educate pedestrians and other road users on the need to comply with highway rules, safety and regulations,” he said. (NAN)