The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Ota, said it has intensified efforts on patrol and public enlightenment to reduce road accidents in the “Ember Months.”
The Ota Unit Commander of FRSC, Mr Sunday Omafu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Saturday in Ota that the command had embarked on pre-trip inspection twice a week in all parks in Ota and its environs.
He said “the unit inspects vehicles going outside the state with defects like bad tyres, side mirrors and wind screen.
“We stop motorists with defects on their vehicles from embarking on a journey until those faults are rectified”, he said.
Omafu said that the command, in collaboration with the transport union in the state, embarked on the inspection and screening of vehicles.
According to him, the commission intends to do radio and television jingles during the ember months to warn drivers against overloading and speeding.
“We have written to companies operating in Ota and its environs to come to our aid in sponsoring the jingles”, he added.
The ember months, he said, should not be seen as different from other months, he advised.
The months, which formed the last quarter of the year, were observed to be busier than other months of the year as motorists, businessmen and women rushed to make ends meet in speedy manner.
The FRSC official said that to achieve that, commercial motorists try to make more trips during those months to make more money. (NAN)