Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, Deputy Sector Commander and Head of Operation, gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Saturday in Akure.
Ogungbemide said that it had become imperative for FRSC to advise members of the public on the necessity of cautioning drivers against reckless driving in view of the spate of carnage on the road.
He said that the command had always admonish and encourage passengers not to keep quiet in the face of reckless driving.
“It is not just about drivers alone, members of public also have responsibilities as a passengers in any vehicle they are.
“Passengers need to admonish drivers tactfully anytime they are going reckless without distracting them. It is their responsibilities to advise drivers to keep to safety rules.
“Data available to us has confirmed that passengers are always the victims anytime there is crashes while drivers, most of the time, escape unhurt.
“That is why passengers should always be proactive anytime they are in transit so as not to allow their life to be wasted by any reckless drivers, especially, during this season “he said.
Ogungbemide, who said that command had sensitised various stakeholders in respect of up coming easter season, explained that FRSC had deployed men of the corps to critical areas of the state, especially highways, to ensure smooth easter season.
According to him, command has stationed emergency ambulances in most critical areas such as Akure, Owo and Ikare Akoko axis in case of crashes.
“Our men are working day and night to make sure that crashes do not happen and eventually if it happened, our men are expected to be there within 15 minutes to rescue the victims.
According to him, the command has removed vehicles parked on obstructions on the highways.
“And if there is anyone we have not removed, we are pleading with the member of public to reach out to us immediately,” he added
He said that command is carrying out operation no mercy to enforce traffic rules and regulations across the state.
“We have sensitise member of public enough but sensitization without enforcement is like entertainment. That is why we take it as a responsibility that anybody that is caught will face the wrath of the law,” he said.
He, therefore, advised drivers to keep to traffic rules and regulations in other to have crashes-free easter season.(NAN)
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