By Ige Adekunle
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday mentioned that the fatality price from street crashes in Ogun declined from 270 in 2016 to 166 in 2017.
Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, made this identified on the 12th Annual Road Safety Walk in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that the Safety Walk entitled “Safer Mental Health and Safety Roads’’, was organised by Ogun FRSC in collaboration with Temidayo Ogan Child Safety and Support (TOCSS) Foundation.
The Safety Walk coated Alagbo-Ile, Akute, Ojodu Abiodun and Yakoyo.
Oladele mentioned that the theme was in keeping with the FRSC’s slogan and United Nations’ slogan for Road Safety 2011 to 2020.
The sector commander mentioned that the fatality price declined from 307 in 2015 to 166 in 2017 as a result of security consciousness and cooperation from the stakeholders.
Oladele mentioned that there was the necessity to do extra by educating the general public on issues of safety to be cautious.
He, nevertheless, implored motorists with unstable thoughts to desist from driving so as to not endanger the lives of different street customers.
“We encourage folks to have a secure thoughts.
“If you know that you have family problems or you just lost your job, you are advised not to drive because you are as dangerous as the man who is drunk,” he mentioned.
Oladele additionally suggested passengers to report drivers discovered with intoxicant supplies like medication and alcohol to the suitable channels for crucial sanctions.
“We have observed that some drivers would not take intoxicant materials from the garage but asked someone to give them on their way to their destinations,” he mentioned.
The sector commander urged different company organisations to companion with the FRSC with their assets, to additional carry down the fatality price from crashes.
Oladele counseled the Foundation for its constant partnership with the FRSC through the years in selling security and creating consciousness for the folks.
Mrs Temidayo Ogan, the Executive Director of TOCSS, mentioned that incessant improve in street crashes had been attributed to poor psychological well being and different associated components.
Ogan mentioned that normal psychological well being standing like anxieties, character issues and moodiness, amongst others, had nice antagonistic results on street security.
“I urge motorists to be sound minded and be in good well being earlier than driving.
She suggested motorists to desist from taking intoxicants and keep away from what would stop them from sleeping with the intention to have sound thoughts whereas driving.
“Every street consumer requires 100 per cent psychological well being and focus stage to keep away from street incidents and crashes whereas utilizing the highways. ‘’ Ogan mentioned.
She, nevertheless, appealed to the Federal Government to help individuals dwelling with widespread or unusual psychological well being circumstances in order to make sure sanity and security on the roads. (NAN)