Major causes of road crashes have been attributed to human factors which relates to driver’s error and level of experience.
This assertion was made last weekend by the commander, RS.13, Iruekpen unit command, Fidellia Obasi in a one day safety and awareness campaign
The campaign was initiated by Champion Chambers Empowerment in collaboration with FRSC and hosted by special Marshalls unit 32 in Esan Central Local Government Council of the federal road safety corps.
She said most drivers are inexperience as they are without knowledge of traffic rules and regulations, adding that road crashes account for a large share of the total number of injuries and death in Nigeria.
The FRSC boss said it was a big surprise to the corps that a non governmental organization deemed it necessary to preach the gospel of safety in order to help reduce crashes on our roads, especially the Ewu hill axis of Benin- Auchi road.
She expressed the command’s gratitude to the President of Champion Chambers Empowerment, Ben Okhae for the kind gesture, as she equally encouraged all motorists to always obey all traffic laws in order to reduce crashes on the high ways.
On his part, the initiator of the event, Ben Okhae, President, Champion Chambers Empowerment, an indigene of Ewu Community said the decision to organize the event was reached after critically reviewing the numbers of accident that has claimed lives in that Ewu hill axis.
He said what he is presently doing is in line with the vision of his organization to touch lives and help the society grow
He said, “My NGO is taking a lead in humanitarian service delivery and safety awareness campaign”.
He called on agencies, organizations and well meaning Nigerians to join hands with his organization to solve the frequent occurrence of accidents in Ewu hill axis, adding that safety signs and deploying of corps officers to the axis could serve as measure to curb accidents before completion of the road.
Other stakeholders who spoke at the event also attributed the slow pace of work at the site as one of the causes of frequent accident in the Ewu axis and called on the Federal Government to prevail on the construction company to ensure quick completion of the road.