The Delta State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bassey Eshiet, on Friday implored motorists to prioritise safety during the upcoming yuletide season.
Speaking in Asaba, he stated that it is the shared responsibility of all road users in ensuring safe practices on the roads.
He said, “We urge everybody to do all they can to keep safe. When you are driving, you should know that you are the only sane person on the road, and therefore, you also need to behave as one by being safety conscious.
“Do not allow your safety to depend on the other road users, but make sure that you take care of yourself and keep a good distance between the vehicle that is ahead of you. Do not follow vehicles so closely that in the event of any stoppage, you will not be able to avert a crash; ensure that your tires are good; all worn-out tires should be discarded at a time like this.”
“For this period, there will be massive deployment of officers to the Niger bridge this season, just as we usually do every season, but we are going to increase the number of personnel we are deploying,” explained Eshiet.
“From Asaba Airport to the Niger Bridge, we are going to have camps at strategic places where our men coming from different commands can camp to join forces together. We will be deploying about seven patrol vehicles in Asaba alone for this season,” he added.
He assured commuters that measures were in place to enhance their safety, saying, “commuters will not have to cry on the road this festive season; we want commuters to enjoy their ride to their destination peacefully.”