The Chairman of the Osun State Road Safety Advisory Council, Benedict Alabi has called for care and vigilance on the part of road users during the last quarter of the year by obeying road safety regulations during driving.
Benedict Alabi, who is the Deputy Governor of Osun State, represented by his Senior Special Assistant, Sunkanmi Ajiboye also emphasised the importance of keeping the road safe during the yuletide season.
He stated this Tuesday during the flag off of the EMBER months campaign with the theme: Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travel and Enjoy Quality Road Experience, at the former toll gate in Ile-Ife.
In his address, the Osun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Paul Okpe also charged motorists and road users to make make good use of the EMBER months by driving within the speed limits and avoid embarking on night travels.
The Osun Sector Commander stated that it will make use of the month to embark on campaigns that will reduce road traffic crashes in order to save lives of motorists and road users in the state.
Okpe maintained that the increase in vehicular traffic towards the end of the year always leads to high rate of road traffic crashes and fatalities arising from over-speeding, overloading, route violation, unlatched containers, use of phone while driving among other road traffic riles violations.
He reiterated that the Osun FRSC Command in order to check the trend is stepping up the sensitisation of the motoring public among other initiatives to publicly enlighten all stakeholders in the nooks and crannies of the state.
While appreciating the Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for inaugurating the Osun State Road Safety Advisory Council and for his support towards making roads in the state safe for all, Okpe reiterated the determination of the FRSC in placing premium on the lives of Osun citizens in order to avoid endless deaths through avoidable road traffic accidents.