March 27, 2023

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To avert crashes during ember months, drivers urge to be patient, observe road traffic regulations

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Mrs Afusat Tiamiyu, General Manager, Lagos State Drivers’ Institute

All categories of drivers in Lagos state have been advised to be twice careful during the ember months as the increase in vehicular movement usually experience at this time of the year merely calls for patience, strict adherence to road traffic regulations and avoidance of substance abuse.

Mrs Afusat Tiamiyu, General Manager, Lagos State Drivers’ Institute, gave reminders while fielding questions as a guest on a Yoruba program, “Ire Ni Tiwa” on Bond FM 92.9.

She called on all those who make a living working as a driver to ensure their attendance at the institute for the annual refresher course which will make them more skilful in their noble profession.

Mrs Tiamiyu said the institute was not relaxing on its oars as it continued to update the knowledge and teaching skills of her faculty members. She added that a recent Train-The-Trainer workshop organized for Driving School Instructors and Operators across the State was to up their skills and make them be at par with the institute’s instructors.

She advised that the myth our society ascribed to ember month as the period of motor accidents and blood-shedding could be reversed if drivers religiously apply what they learnt in the institute during the ember period which is usually accompanied by increased vehicular movement and the period most people throw off their guards thus becoming susceptible to anger, road rage and reckless driving often through the abuse of alcohol, inpatient or both.

The LASDRI General Manager appealed to drivers to avail themselves of the training at any centre nearest to them in any of the over eleven centres available in the state.

Commercial drivers were especially urged to shun overloading, and excessive speed, avoidance of alcohol and ensure their vehicles are in excellent and serviceable condition at all times, then safety will be assured for all road users during the festive season and beyond.

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