The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists to always apply “common sense ” speed limit and be cautious on the road when visibility is blurred especially when traveling.
Ogun Sector Commander of the corps, Mr. Clement Oladele, gave the advice in a statement in Abeokuta on Saturday.
Oladele reminded motorists to note that the rains are here ,and visibility is usually blurred when driving in the rains.
The FRSC boss enjoined motorists to drive cautiously during the rainy season and watch out for fallen trees, electric poles and other obstructions caused by the rain, saying they should apply what is known as ”common sense” speed limit.
He advised motorists driving in the rains to enhance their visibility by activatiing their vehicle’s day time running light , to enhance visibility.
“Driving in the rains required special skills , if visibility is not clear enough for one to continue driving, the driver, for safety reasons is strongly advised to suspend the journey and park the vehicle in a safe location way off the road.
“Motorists are to ensure they have functional windshield wippers, good lighting system, standard tyres and have adequate knowledge of the road condition prior to embarking on any journey during raining seasons,” he said.
He urged motorists plying major highways in the state to always obey traffic rules and regulations especially at construction sites.