By Elizabeth Elemi
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Delta state Command, Udeme Bassey Eshiet has tasked the media to join the fight in tackling frequent road accidents in the state.
Commander Esshiet who stated this during a courtesy visit by journalists of the Indigenous Correspondents, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Delta State Council on Tuesday, disclosed other possible ways to tackle road traffic crashes within the state.
According to the Commander, the media is needed in the fight against ‘Road Traffic Crash’. “We need the media to join hands to propagate the message of road safety to the general public”.
He further added that overloading of passengers in vehicles, increases the number of deaths if accident occurs, “overloading creates imbalance in vehicles, overloading in passengers increases number of death, if there is any crash”, Eshiet said.
He further advised drivers to be safety conscious, observing road signs while driving and considering animals and users of the road to avoid crash.
Commander Eshiet however, encouraged the use of bicycles, noting that it will reduce the rate of death by road accident.
He reiterated FRSC’s mandate on the issue of Number Plates and Drivers’ License of International Standard.