VIO sensitises C’River road users against reckless driving during Easter celebration

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Road users in Cross River state have been cautioned against reckless driving during the Easter celebration period NEGROIDHAVEN has confirmed.

The Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO during an Easter period sensitisation campaign embarked upon in Calabar the state capital metropolis cautioned car owners, and users against indulging in dangerous driving habits capable of taking lives.

This message was conveyed by the Chief Vehicle Inspection Officer, CVIO in the state, Engr Paul Bepeh who observed that his department is also marking the Easter celebration while concurrently tasking drivers to be responsible.

Engr Bepeh stressed that the responsibility of the driver is not to take lives through driving but, to through driving take people from one destination to another.

His words, ‘What the road traffic officers are doing in the state is to mark the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. As you are aware, Christians all over the world are going to rejoice at the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ; the Devil and Satans are not happy.

‘While the Christians are rejoicing, they will go and tell the drivers, ‘‘go and do over-load… go and over drink, …go and flout road signs and regulations’’, so that what will happen? An accident will occur and someone will die, or injuries will be inflicted.

‘So, this period, we use it to sensitise drivers that it is the period for us to rejoice; because Christ has risen from the dead, we have life, there is hope for us tomorrow.

‘As drivers, your duty is not to kill but, to save lives and to drive people from one place to another in a safe manner.

‘So, the road traffic officers have decided to go on this sensitisation to ensure that our drivers are safe. Like the slogan goes, “driver wey sabi bodi, go take am jeje for road dis Easter”. That’s the essence of this message.’

It was also garnered that during the sensitisation exercise across the state, VIO will not be booking defaulting road users but will inspect users for road worthiness, as well as charge and encourage them to driver according to the regulations while at the same time giving them a deal of hydraulic, nose mask, face mask, sanitisers etc.