Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Road Safety Corps, has appreciated the efforts of the Federal Government towards the realisation of the Safety Mandate, as well as the cooperation and contribution transport stakeholders in ensuring the safety of the Highways in the outgoing year 2020.
Dr. Oyeyemi made the assertion during their first virtual meeting with road transportation stakeholders across the country coordinated from the National Headquarters of the Commission.
A statement by Mr Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer of the Commission, which was made available to Community Policing online, said the Meeting was targeted at reviewing the impact of the exercise, identifying notable challenges and communicating areas of immediate improvement to the stakeholders , with a view to enhance the safety of lives and property on the road .
According to the Corps Marshal, all stakeholders must ensure compulsory installation of Speed Limiting Device in their vehicles to curtail incidences of speed related cases.
Dr Oyeyemi , who condemned Night Travels in strong terms , said it has cost the country many lives and must be discouraged since it was prone to poor visibility, fatigue and could lead to sleeping on the wheels, and drivers must be subjected to regular visual acuity test to fish out those with defects.
He said: ” Strict observance of maximum driving hours and rest period must be complied with ….drivers must observe 15 minutes rest after every 4 hours drive “