Motorists have been advised to recalibrate their speed limiting devices and keep to the specified limit to avoid road crashes.
The Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi gave the advice at the commencement of the 2018 Ember Months Campaign in Enugu.
Dr Oyeyemi represented by the Deputy Corps Commander, Chinyere Nwagboso said that the Corps had resolved to reduce the rate of crashes recorded last year and stressed the need for drivers to have licence and be conversant with the highway codes.
In an address, the Enugu State Sector Commander, Mr Ogbonnaya Kalu described the theme of the campaign, “Safe Driving, Safe Arrival”, as apt in view of increased vehicular movement often witnessed during the Christmas season as well as the heightened political and social activities within the period.
In a remark, the Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Mr Uwakwe Azikiwe conveyed the Government’s resolve to support the FRSC in ensuring that all roads were safe.
There were paper presentations entitled “The Importance of Appropriate Speed Limiting Devices in our Vehicles by the Standards Organization of Nigeria State Coordinator Enugu/Ebonyi Office, Qasseen Yahya and the Tyre Safety and Management,” by Director ASNO Wheel Service Centre Enugu, Mr Stephen Okorie.
In an interview, the Secretary of the Association of Mass Transit Operators in Nigeria, Comrade Ede gave an assurance that the members would abide by the rules to ensure sanity on the roads.
The campaign which featured drama presentation by the members of NYSC Road Safety Club attracted many interest groups such as National Road Transport Workers Union, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Standards Organization of Nigeria, SON, and Line Agencies.