Friday, December 5, 2008
This is to inform all the indigene of Aran-Orin to please drive safely during this December period so as to avoid accident on our journey to Aran-orin land .
Hear what FRSC have to say:
Around the world, road traffic injuries are major public health challenge that requires concetrated efforts for effective and sustainable prevention. An estimat of 1.2 million people are killed on road crashes every year and as many as 50 million suffer injuries. The World Health Organization believes that, these figures could increase by more than half over the next 20 years unless there is a firm commitment to road safety and accident prevention, especially in developing countries such as Nigeria.
Here in Nigeria, most adults will know of someone who has been killed or injured in a road traffic accident. It is a sad fact that many of these accidents and their consequences would have been avoided.
The FRCS carried out a 5-day road safety campaign on Lagos roads. Read more about Operation 'Linestorm' in an article published in the Daily Sun. The operation targeted a range of issues including:
Adherence to speed limits
Removal of obstructions on highways
Use of Seat belt
Arrest of under-aged and drunk drivers
Removal of extra headlights
Enforcement of lane discipline
Use of Cell phone
Impounding of vehicles with right-hand steering
May we have cause to give thank to God, let us drive safely.
Sourced from FRSC's website.