THE Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has moved to achieve the 50 per cent road accident reduction in line with the recommendation of UN 2011-2020 Decade of Action on road safety.
The Anambra State Coordinator of Special Marshals, Mr. Ken Nduka, disclosed this yesterday at the commencement of a two-day workshop for marshals at Agulu in Anaocha Local Council Area of the state.
Addressing the participants, Nduka said the capacity-building workshop was aimed at achieving the goals of accident reduction. According to him, the areas of contribution by marshals include infrastructure, road-user behaviour and post-crash care for victims. He added that the special marshals would be better equipped to educate motorists and other road-users at the end of the workshop.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr. Hygenus Omeje, in a lecture entitled: “Defensive Driving Techniques”, identified the human, environmental and mechanical factors as the major causes of road crashes. According to him, the human factor alone accounts for more than 80 per cent while 20 per cent is shared by the other two factors.
He also observed that most drivers lacked knowledge of traffic rules and regulations, saying that the situation contributed to the key element of the human factor of road crashes.