Do not embark on night travels in ‘ember’ months, FRSC warns

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The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Command, on Saturday warned motorists against excessive speed and night travelling to stem road crashes during the ‘ember’ Months.

The FRSC sector commander, Mr Ahmed Umar, gave the warning while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun.

Umar noted that speed, night travelling and nonchalant attitude of drivers were the major causes of crashes during the Ember Months.

The sector commander said that the erroneous belief that the evil in the ember months caused crashes was not true.

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Umar added that the increase in mobility, activities and movement of people also caused some of the crashes during the period.

Speaking in the same vein during the annual ‘ember months campaign,’ Anambra State sector commander, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, said that the essence of the campaign was to educate motorists on safe driving.

The Corps Marshal’s Walk, held in Awka, was attended by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Man o’ War, Sports Commission, Footballers’ Association, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and other FRSC allies.

The walk had the theme, ‘Walking for Safe, Healthy and Liveable Anambra.’