This was contained in a statement titled, ‘Oyeyemi Issues Travel Advisory As Frsc Begins Nationwide Ember Months Campaigns With The Theme Drive Safe And Stay Safe’ and made available to journalists on Monday.
As the last four months of the year 2020 approaches, the Federal Road Safety Corps says it has begun its nationwide year-end campaign to sensitise road users on safety measures to forestall accidents and incidents during the ember months.
FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, said the campaign with the theme, ‘Drive Safe and Stay Safe’, aims to educate “the motoring public to make the year 2020 ’ember’ months unique and crash-free by adhering strictly to road traffic regulations.”
The statement quoted Oyeyemi as saying, “With the rapid infrastructural development going on in the rail transportation sector under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, commuters are advised to maximise alternative means of transportation by patronising train stations where available, as this will drastically reduce the pressure on the road transportation sector.”
He also advised family and friends to “travel in phases, so as to avoid a cluster of traffic during the ember months”, urging them “to patronise safe and secure mass transit companies that have been duly certified to operate.”
“Oyeyemi also warned that all travelling protocols for COVID-19 must be strictly adhered to, noting that the enforcement on 50% carrying capacity for all vehicles targeted at creating adequate physical distancing is still in place, and the Corps will not spare any fleet operator caught violating these directives.
“Terminals and parks are expected to double up their efforts in providing adequate running water with soap and sanitisers in their parks and terminals. While maintaining physical distancing, all vehicles must have sanitisers inside them and avoid as much as possible, the use of air conditioner among others,” the statement concluded.