The Federal Road Safety Corps has cautioned motorists to drive carefully in rainy season as a result of the foggy weather, wet road surfaces and poor visibility caused as doing this will reduce the number of road crashes recorded in rainy seasons.
Public Education Officer of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem, disclosed that Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, has serious concerns over how drivers neglect precautions that ought to be taken while driving in the rainy season. According to him, this neglect often leads to serious injuries and death in crashes that could have been avoided.
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Poor visibility & slippery roads can lead to tragic accidents in this season
Kazeem stated that inadequate vehicle maintenance practice especially on the part of commercial transport workers is one of the reasons why the Corps Marshal is urging motorists across the nation to keep their vehicles in good condition as they move around this season.
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Quoting Oyeyemi, Kazeem said that it is necessary for motorists to ensure that their vehicle instruments such as wipers, headlamps and breaking systems are in good condition. He further admonished them not to over-speed, but endeavor to turn on their headlights, and dim the headlights when necessary in order to have a clear vision of the road and enable other motorists to see them clearly too.
The Corps Marshal expresses his concern over motorists neglecting the precautions
“If visibility is poor, drivers should endeavor to move off the road and park safely, leave your parking lights on and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you,” he added.
The Corps Marshal advised Nigerians to always make use of the Toll-Free numbers of the corps (122) to report crashes in order for victims to be rescued immediately and given necessary care.