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FRSC tasks road users on requisite driving skills, proper road conduct

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The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) on Wednesday appealed to road users to comply with safety rules and regulations.

The corps also advised those without requisite driving skills to upgrade in order to mitigate accidents as a result of ignorance of traffic rules.

Asst. Corp Commander Emma Fekoya, gave the advice during a sensitisation lecture for members of staff of News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

Fekoya advised people who obtained driver’s licence without the proper training, to do the right thing by enrolling in driving schools because learning to drive from spouses, family or friends, did not guarantee getting the right skills.

“You need to update yourself from professional drivers,’’ Fekoya said.

She explained that the FRSC had the mandate to check vehicles, in order to ensure that they complied with minimum safety standards for driving.

“A lot of times we know what is right, but we do what is permissible,’’ she said.

She noted that road users often misunderstood traffic rules and the role of the FRSC, and called for a renewed commitment to the awareness campaign which the corps embarked on since inception.

Fekoya said FRSC was on a tour of organisations and communities to educate people on the need to keep the roads safe by keeping the rules.

“We have been going round to educate road users, all we ask for is the platform and we are there.

“We go to markets, religious places and schools; and this programme has been on since the establishment of FRSC, but we intensified the campaign in the last five years; and we keep stepping up,’’ she told NAN.

The FRSC official added that training journalists was critical to stepping up the campaign in order to ensure the objective and effective reportage of issues affecting the corps and safety on roads.

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