The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) recommends that drivers take a 30-minute break after every four hours of driving. The acting corps marshal, Dauda Biu, stated this on Friday during a special intervention sensitisation campaign for congestion and crash-prone zones in Jos, the Plateau capital.
It is not uncommon to see a significant spike in long-distance trips throughout Nigeria over the festival season.
Biu, who was represented by Alphonsus Godwin, the FRSC sector commander in Plateau, stated that weariness is still a major cause of highway crashes.
“That way, we will minimise the risk of accidents while travelling to distant locations.”
The acting corps marshal warned drivers to desist from speeding, night journeys, overloading, use of expired tyres, and dangerous overtaking.
He also advised passengers to correct and caution drivers whenever they disobey traffic regulations.
On his part, Calvin Akaagerger, the Bukuru unit commander of the corps, warned against unqualified and underage driving, adding that anyone caught would face prosecution.
Akaagerger also advised motorists to conduct proper mechanical checks on their vehicles before embarking on long journeys.
The campaign had, as its theme, ‘Driving Tired is as Dangerous as Driving Drunk: Observe 30 Minutes Rest Period after Every Four Hours’.
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