Ember months: FRSC charges motorists against foreign used tyres

From Esther Akaa, Lafia 

The Nasarawa State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Ibrahim Maiyaki-Bazama has charged motorists to desist from buying foreign used tyres for their vehicles, in order to prevent accidents on the roads.

Maiyaki-Bazama, gave the charge on Friday at the inauguration of 2022 ember months campaign, held at the Akwanga Motor Park, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, buying used tyres, especially expired ones was unsafe, considering the bad condition of roads in the country.

“Motorists should cultivate the habit of always buying brand new tyres because this would help in preventing accidents on our roads and it is also good for the performance of the car,” he said.

Maiyaki-Bazama noted that over speeding has caused more than 75 percent road accidents recorded in Nasarawa State from January to date.

He, therefore, advised commercial drivers, as well as private vehicles owners to desist from over loading and over speeding, especially at this time to remain safe.

On his part, Unit Commander of Akwanga LGA, Mr Agounorobo Agborie said the ember months campaign was aimed at enlightening drivers on safety rules and its implications in order to curtail road crashes.

He also warned those in the habit of taking drugs or drinking alcoholic drinks before driving to desist, saying when caught, they will be sanctioned.

Agborie said that officers of the FRSC are already deployed to strategic locations in the state to ensure smooth flow of traffic and curtail crashes during the ember months.

He, urged vehicle owners and drivers to always check the conditions of their vehicles every morning before putting it on the road.

The Akwanga unit commander, also urged members of the public to always corporate with FRSC to ensure safety on the high ways.

The Voice reports that the flag-off of the 2022 Ember Months campaign with the theme: “Avoid Speeding, Overloading and the Use of Unsafe Tyres to Arrive Alive,” featured free medical treatment of drivers and other road users in the state, among  other activities.

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