The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kano state command has expressed readiness to continue to work with strategic stakeholders to pursue public enlightenment programmes and aggressive enforcement of traffic rules and regulations to curtail road traffic accidents.
This is contained in a statement by the FRSC state sector commander, Zubairu Mato and issued to newsmen in Kano, Thursday.
“As the FRSC commemorate the World Day in remembrance of victims of road traffic crashes nationwide with weeklong events beginning from Tuesday 12th to Sunday 17th November, I appeal to all the stakeholders; drivers, passengers, parents, religious and community leaders, our good partners in the media, NGOs, civil society organisations and other interests groups to remain dedicated to the success of safer road environment,” he said.
According to him, the state sector command had taken adequate measures to curtail the challenges of rate of road traffic crashes with a view to enhancing the safety and security of road users.
“As we gradually come to the end of the year when traffic volume normally heighten and the rate of road traffic crashes become pervasive, we are devising adequate measures to curtail the challenges and enhance the safety and security of road users,” Mato said.
He, therefore, called on members of the public to pay special attention to their personal safety while driving especially during the yuletide period.
He also urged members of the public to show concern for the plight that victims of road traffic crashes and their families, friends and loved ones suffer by avoiding infractions that could undermine their safety.
“It is our hope that through collective efforts, we would be able to change people’s attitudes to road usage and the hazard that victims of road traffic crashes go through, knowing that ‘life is not a car part’.