Abuja, Oct. 31, 2022, The Niger Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC ), Corp Commander Kumar Tsukwam, had called on residents to abide by traffic rules and regulations to save lives.
Tsukwam made the call on Monday at the Sabon Wuse Unit Command of the Corp while flagging-off the Ember months campaign.
He said that more caution needed to be applied during these ember months to demystify the belief that the months are jinxed.
Tsukwam said that heavy traffic, impatience, lack of complying with rules and regulations were primary causes of traffic crashes.
He noted that a number of giant steps are being recorded by Nigeria in ensuring safer commuting in West Africa.
He said that Nigeria spearheaded the establishment of the West African Road safety Organisation in order to unify road safety practices in the region.
“This has encouraged many West African countries to emulate Nigeria by establishing their own road safety outfits.
“Countries like Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea Bissau are emulators of Nigeria’s FRSC,” Tsukwam said.
The Corp Commander, however, noted that these countries are recording better success at road crash reduction.
He attributed this success to these countries citizens that abide by laws and sense of respect for rules and regulations.
He urged Nigerians to obey traffic rules and regulations in their motherland like they do while in other countries.
Commenting on the bad condition of most roads in the country, he said the Corps was collaborating with the Federal Road Management Agency (FERMA) on it.
He also urged road transport union workers to avoid congestion on the roads by locating their parks in suitable places.
The commander said this would engender appropriate parking, picking and loading of passengers by drivers.