By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Delta State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), ACM
Kehinde Adeleye has called on all Motorists and other road users across
the state and the federation to drive and stay alive as the yuletide
ACM Adeleye stated this during the Federal Road Safety Corps Special
Marshal RS5.2, Delta State Command 2017 Sectoral Workshop organized
for all Road safety Staff across the state and other neighbouring
states with theme, “Road Safety Is Not A Privilege But a Right”.
He attributed the causes of road crashes to lack of enlightenment on
the parts of road users, stressing that, “As Safety Corps we have a
lot to do to contribute to safety by enlighten our road users to
reduce road crashes”.
“In order to reduce road crashes, we need the improvement on the road
safety management, ensure that our roads are well design and safer,
ensure that our vehicles have safety gadgets and always ensure that
those involve in any road crashes are not neglected to die”.
“I acknowledge the sacrifice and voluntary of all special marshals. It
is our duties to ensure the safety of our people that will come home
this festive period. This period, we need to commit ourselves to the
safety of our road users. “ ACM Adeleye advised the Special Marshals.
While addressing the participants the Sectoral Commander of FRSC,
Commander Rindom T. Kumven said that everybody has the right to use
our roads but how we use it is a privilege that must be fulfill and
matters a lot for safety purposes.
“We need to re-access ourselves in using the road. We crave the
indulgence of our people to help us protect our roads for safety
purpose. We should do all we can to reduce road crashes in this
yuletide season.” He said.
On his part, the State Coordinator of FRSC, Dickson Amromawhe stated
that the essence of the workshop is to enlighten Special marshals on
the needs to reduce road crashes as the yuletide approaches by
exercising their safety tips on highways and on every road across the
“Many people died on our roads than any other ailments. This is caused
by some of our road users who don’t apply caution while driving. Some
indulge in unlawful activities behind the wheel while driving which is
referred to as distracted driving”.
He mentioned the distracted activities while driving to includes, “
eating behind the wheel, smoking, reading newspapers, breast feeding
babies, making phone calls, sending and reading text messages,
chatting watching videos and operating phones among others”.
“Everybody has right to used our roads but we should be safety
conscious whenever we are on the road. We should remember that driving
is a serious business and at such should not be mix with any other
activity because it is most unsafe and least advisable to do so”.
Marshal Dickson advised.
Highlight of the Workshop was a public lecture tilted; “DISTRACTED
DRIVING” presented by Engr. Harriman Isa Oyofo and investiture of
honourary Special Marshals on Deacon Chris Iyovwaye CEO, Wellman Group
of Company, Mrs. Dorcas Mojisola Oguntoyinbo, Proprietress Hilltop
School, Pastor Tony Mene, CEO Esiton Waters and Rize FM 106.7, Mr. Sam
Daibo-Manager Chevron, Mr. John Nwabueze OLE Limited, Asaba and Chief