Mr Osita Chidoka, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, has identified indiscipline on the part of motorists as a major cause of road accidents in the country.
Chidoka, who made the remark on Saturday in Abuja during the FRSC’s monthly jogging, urged the motorists to strictly observe safety standards, especially during the rainy season when the roads could be slippery.
“One of our major challenges still remains the indiscipline of the driver. Within the three forces on the road; the vehicle, the driver and the road, the major challenge we have is that of decision or indecision of drivers on the road.
“We have been guided by evidence, we have data on road crashes and we understand the threat areas to know what to look at.’’
Chidoka called on journalists to assist the FRSC to educate motorists and road users on the need to abide by traffic rules, saying that “the key is to cure ignorance by knowledge. ’’
Mr Emmanuel Jegede, the Managing Director of NICON Insurance, who was the special guest at the exercise, urged the commission not to relent until it drastically reduced accidents.
Jegede also urged motorists to cultivate good and safe road use habit and respect the rights of other users to ensure safety.
“Don’t drink when you drive, avoid overloading and over speeding. Regularly maintain your vehicle, park and rest if you are tired. Obey road signs and respect the right of other road users.’’
The theme of the jogging was “Run with the Private Sector. ’’ (NAN)
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