LAGOS – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday in Lagos urged Nigerians to adhere to traffic rules as safety measures to reduce the high rate of road accident.
Mrs Chiwendu Iwuoha, the FRSC Unit Commander, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, made the appeal during a church service at SS Timothy and Titus Catholic Church, Isheri-Oshun, Lagos.
She called for attitudinal change by Nigerians in the usage of roads.
Iwuoha said that taking safety campaigns to churches and mosques were part of the strategic measures to meet the Corps’ 2015 target of reducing road accidents.
She said the irreparability of human lives made it compulsory for all Nigerians to take the issue of road safety serious and be ambassadors of the crusade.
“Nobody can pay for a life as no amount of compensation can bring back lives lost to road crashes.
“When you visit hospitals and mortuaries, you will see what disobedience to traffic rules has made many Nigerians to become.
“This issue calls for total commitment of everyone as road safety is a joint responsibility of all,” she said.
Iwuoha urged road users to desist from taking hard drugs, use of mobile phones while driving, neglecting use of seat belts and disobeying traffic signs.
“The use of drugs, mobile phones, failure to use seat belt, among others have become agents of death to many and have caused permanent disability to many too,” she added. (NAN)
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