Tuesday, February 16, 2021

FRSC warns drivers against using earpiece


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The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Ikeja Unit Command, on Sunday warned Nigerians against  use of earpiece while driving.

The Assistant Route Commander, Olukayode Ayoola, who gave the warning in Lagos, said that use of earpiece by drivers  had caused countless accidents.

Mr Ayoola wad sensitising some Christians to road safety rules at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Court of His Majesty, Abesan, Ipaja, Lagos.

He said that accidents had occured due to the use of earpiece because  drivers did not hear necessary caution horning.

According to him,  90 per cent of road crashes is due to human error which has to do with ignorance and carelessness, while 10 per cent is due to mechanical faults.

“It is unfortunate that people know the right thing to do while driving but refuse to do them.

“All precautionary measures put out by the road safety are not for formalities but are meant to be adhered to, for the safety of all.

“Use of phones and earpiece is seriously discouraged while driving, it is an offence; these will serve as distractions and could lead to accidents and eventual deaths,” he said

Mr Ayoola said that a driver must place a caution sign 50 metres away from the location where his car had an issue, to guard  against another car running into it.

“Children under the age of 12 should not be allowed to sit in the front,  and mothers fond of breastfeeding while driving should disist from it,” he said.

Mr Ayoola said that road accidents had caused deaths  more than major communicable diseases and sundry aliments.

He advised Nigerians to be conscious of  highway codes and all road safety measures.


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