Zamfara FRSC emphasises on public enlightenment
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Zamfara Sector Command is putting a greater focus on public education throughout this winter season.
Speaking with reporters in Gusau on Tuesday, the Sector Commander, Iro Danladi, disclosed the information.
Such emphasis, according to Danladi, was required to inform drivers of the risks involved with operating a vehicle, particularly during this time of year when it is hot.
As a result of increased travel owing to celebrations, this time of year is typically more congested.
Mosques, churches, and car parks were among the locations targeted for the sensitization campaign, he said, noting that public education was essential in lowering the number of traffic accidents.
According to the sector commander, the critical offences targeted during this year ember months include speeding, over loading and unsafe tyres.
He advised drivers and all road users to avoid night journeys, considering that the ember months also fell in rainy season, coupled with insecurity as another challenge.
Danladi also urged people to plan their journeys in good time to avoid night travels and speeding.