NGO trains kids on road safety awareness campaign

The need to promote road safety through public enlightenment, awareness and education has been emphasised during the recent successful training conducted for over 100 children by the Automobile & Touring Club of Nigeria (ATCN) during the 2021 United Nations 6th Global Road Safety.

The UN Global Road Safety in Nigeria event which took place at the Radio House, Abuja, with the involvement of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) kick-started with the National Anthem and an opening prayer followed by opening remark by FRSC Corp Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi. This year’s theme was “Managing Speed” with the slogan “Street for Life”#love30km/h.

In its effort at promoting road safety awareness campaign, ATCN organised a radio chat for kids to speak up as they demand for Street for Life on the FRSC Radio Station.

On May 21, 2021, a campaign was organised at the Central Mosque as the topic in question involved everyone; flyers and other campaign materials were distributed.

Furthermore, on May 23, 2021, an outdoor/church campaign was organised and flyers and T-shirts where distributed to further create awareness among road users.

Speaking to our reporter, the president of ATCN, Mr. Isiaku Bamayi, said that, “The essence of this year’s campaign is to reduce speed on the streets in order to save lives” and therefore called on policy makers to “take necessary action in support of low speed worldwide so as to limit vehicular speed level to 30km/h where people walk, live and play”.

The ATCN is the sole representative of the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA) which is the sole world governing body for motorsport and motoring. The ATCN represents its sport (Motorsport) and Mobility operations in Nigeria.