The Kaduna State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Thursday urged travelers for Sallah celebration to examine vehicle drivers and tyres before boarding as part of safety measures.
The Sector Commander, Malam Umar Ibrahim, gave the advise in an interview with the Newsmen in Kaduna.
Ibrahim called on passengers not to surrender their lives to the whim and caprice of drivers, urging them to use their sense of reasoning to do the needful before boarding a vehicle.
“Examine the driver that you want to board his vehicle. Find out if he is in the right state of mind, if he is not under the influence of drugs before board his vehicle.
“Also, it is the vehicle that caries passengers and tyres carry the vehicle; check the tyres to ensure they are in good shape so that you don’t enter a car that would send you to early grave.
“If you notice any abnormally or you notice the driver is acting strange and you suspects that he might have a suspicious substance, don’t enter. Look for another vehicle.
“And please, don’t enter a vehicle and start sleeping. Stay alert so that you can monitor the driver’s speed and call him to order when he goes beyond accepted limits. “Exercise your right of deciding which vehicle to board and at what speed a driver should be driving, “he added.
Ibrahim equally called on drivers to be mindful of their speed limit; avoid beating traffic light; avoid making phone calls, receiving calls or texting while driving.
“Our major problem with drivers is speed. Every driver is interested in speeding, whether in town or on the highway. We really need to cut our speed to avoid preventable accident and death, “he added.
He said that the command has deployed 500 marshals, patrol vehicles, ambulances and toying e trucks in all highways to ensure accident-free Sallah celebration through the state.
He said that all the 28 FRSC formations in the state were mobilised to provide 24 hours service as part of effort to maintaining sanity on the roads.