FRSC flags off ember months campaigns against night travels in Borno - Kanem Times

FRSC flags off ember months campaigns against night travels in Borno

By Dilibe Michael

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Borno Sector Command, has flagged off its ember months campaigns against night travels and to sensitize road users on safety measures to forestall crashes and road traffic-related incidents during the ember months.

The Sector Commander, Borno, Ibrahim Kiri Sanusi, stated this on Thursday at Tashan Kano motor park, Maiduguri, while flagging off the 2021 Ember months campaigns.

The FRSC Borno mber month campaign is in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for North-East Zonal office.

Metro Times reports that the theme is: “Maintain Safe Speed, avoid night travels and enjoy quality road experience”.

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He added that the essence of standing the campaign early is to educate the motoring public to make 2021 ember months unique and crash free by adhering strictly to road traffic regulations.

Ibrahim Sanusi Kiri (FRSC Commander, Borno State)

Kiri said, “Globally, about 1.35 million people die annually from road traffic crashes while another 50 million people suffer from various degrees of injuries.

The negative effects of the carnages appear even more terrifying here in Nigeria. it is among the leading cause of death in Nigeria. it has put some facilities under poverty line because bread winners have been lost due to this scourge.

FRSC flags off ember months campaigns against night travels in Borno

He said, “For instance, in Nigeria, FRSC report, a total of 5,574 people died through road traffic crashes in the year 2020, while 2,648 people died in the first half of 2021 (from January to July) findings revealed many prevalent causes of the crashes in Nigeria and among such causes are; speed violation (SPV) which is found to be major cause of road traffic crash over the last five years. Others are wrongful overtaking, dangerous driving, tyre burst, route violation and brake failure.

FRSC flags off ember months campaigns against night travels in Borno

He added, “Borno state has also recorded from January to November, 2020 Benisheikh Unit Command a total of 11 RTC involving 15 vehicles. No Killed: 23; No of people injured: 90; Prevalent causes: over speeding & tyre burst while in 2021, from January to October, same Benisheikh Unit recorded a total of 23 road traffic crashes (RTC) involving 31 vehicles on the road between Benisheikh to Maiduguri. Number of people involved are 209, no killed 55, no of people injured 154, prevalent causes are due to over speeding and tyre burst.

FRSC flags off ember months campaigns against night travels in Borno

Noting, road accident are avoidable if only we drive with care and obey road traffic rules. Drivers to ensure their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on their trips.

FRSC flags off ember months campaigns against night travels in Borno

“Night journeys should be avoided, drivers must ensure adequate rest before embarking on a journey, make sure the vehicle tyres have not expired, over inflated/under inflated and avoiding drinking while driving, avoid over speeding and always use seatbelt while driving.” he added.

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