Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, says it has concluded arrangements to ensure safety of the nation’s highways during the last four months of the year, known as ember months.
Bisi Kazeem, Public Relations Officer, PRO, of the commission, made the statement in an interview with NAN in Abuja.
“Ember months are here again and we want to disabuse peoples mind that the months are months of mystery and myths,” he said.
“The months are neither dangerous months nor about sucking of human blood as it is believed in some quarters, but rather, in most of the periods we witness more upsurge in vehicular traffic.”
Kazeem explained that the prevalent upsurge during yuletide compared to other months was as a result of overzealousness of people in order to maximise profits.
“You will find that commercial drivers will want to carry more passengers in order to maximise profit and by so doing, they drive dangerously without consideration for other road users,” he said.
“So, having observed this development nationwide, what we did first was to embark on sporadic enlightenment and public education to curb this ugly development by all our formations.”
Kazeem said the commission had also started rallies and enlightenment campaigns at motor parks, mosques, churches, companies and other relevant areas to enlighten them on road safety during yuletide.
He said all the efforts were geared toward making the nation’s roads safe for the users.