The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists to always drive to safe lives, saying excessive speeding should be discouraged.
The new Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Lagos and Ogun , Gilbert Igbokwe , stated this on Wednesday during his familiarisation visit to the Ogun command of FRSC in Abeokuta.
Igbokwe advised motorists to always leave early to reach there destination without reckless driving, saying it would avoid unnecessary speeding which could result into accident.
He stressed that most crashes were as a result of over – speeding.
He commended officers of the command on their good performance and tasked them to do more in order to curb road crashes.
“Motorists should always know that only living is celebrated and only living can drive again. They should drive to safe their lives.
” If they have destination, they should leave early enough because most accidents are caused because most of motorists are in hurry.
” They want to get to their destination in a very short time and at the end of the day, some end up without getting to their destination because of bad driving.
“My message to the staff of the Corp especially Ogun state command is that they have been performing well but there is need for improvement so that there will be significant reduction in Traffic crash within our Zone.
” That is why I’m trying to encourage them so that we will achieve a good result. Our mission is that death on the road is reduce significantly so that people can travel safely and confidently on the road,” he said.
The Sector commander , Ahmed Umar , represented by Deputy Corp Commander, Adelaja Ogundere highlighted the significance of the visit to the command.
“The visit is very important. Assuming duty in a new terrain other than where he was working. We believe that his visit here is going to ginger us to do more and more dedicated to our duties.
“His visit has created awareness when he was addressing the staff on parade. It shows that he is ready to work and he want us to cooperate with him to achieve.
” And we are ready to do our best and improve on what we are doing so that the Zone will continue to be in forefront,” he said.