The Anambra State Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps on Saturday flagged of ember months campaign with an awareness and fitness walk.
The Corps Marshals’ walk which was held in Awka was attended by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Man o’ War, Sports Commission, Nigeria Footballers’ Association, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and other FRSC allies.
The walk had the theme – ‘Walking for Safe, Healthy and Liveable Anambra’.
In his speech, the state Sector Commander, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, said that the essence of the FRSC ember months campaign is to educate motorists on how to drive safely.
Irelewuyi said, “There is nothing negative about the Ember months except that we usually witness high level of vehicle movement.
“Also attitudinal behaviours of drivers during the period cause road crashes and not any evils associated with the ember months.
“Ceremonies such as wedding, traditional events and burials, among others, are fixed and those from abroad come home to felicitate with their loved ones, which sometimes increases the vehicular movement.
“So this walk is to prep our personnel physically and mentally for the task of ensuring they manage road traffic properly during the period.”
The Sector Commander also urged motorists to cooperate with FRSC officials by avoiding overloading, worn out tyres as well as change in attitudinal behaviours towards the use of roads to reduce crashes.
He also advised motorists to pay attention to their health, especially their eyes and mental health, and exercise patience while on the road.