THE Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Jigawa State command, has cautioned commercial motorcyclists and the motoring public against impatience in the course of performing religious obligation during the Muslim Ramadan fast.
The sector commandant, Aminu Umar, who stated this during a press briefing in his office in Dutse, yesterday, said the major cause of road accidents during this period is impatience.
Umar said, “We have approached the Ramadan period, and that is when we have a lot of impatience especially in the afternoons and in the evenings when the fast bites hard on individuals. But one should know that it is a religious obligation; you need not transfer any aggression on fellow road users.
“You are supposed to be calm and patient wherever there is a traffic snarl so that everything will go smoothly. You need to have patience, which is one of the teachings of Islam we need to imbibe at all times, not only in Ramadan.”
Umar disclosed that the command will embark on foot patrols as a new strategy to curb the menace of road traffic violations prevalent at Hakimi Street and the NNPC Petrol Station Junction.
He said all traffic rules would be enforced, adding that the command will assist the public through watchful traffic management.
He warned motorists against misuse of busy roads in the metropolis such as Hakimi Street and Gidan Chiroma where users double park and disrupt traffic flow.