Arising from the forecasted heavy rainfall expected as the season progresses, the Federal Road Safety Corps has called on drivers to ensure that they imbibe precautionary measures while transiting from one destination to another.
In the guide, the Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu explained that driving in the rain can be risky because one’s visibility is reduced and there are usually hazardous and slippery conditions on the road, as such, motorists are always urged to take precautions while driving in order to ensure they reach their destinations safely.
Accordingly drivers were warned to ensure that before embarking on a journey during the rainy season, they should ascertain that the windows and windshields are clean on the outside and the inside, and routinely check the headlights, brake lights, turn signals and tail lights.
The wind shield wiper and blades should also be checked for proper functioning. The lights should be on during the day and at night, whenever rain starts dropping. Motorists are also advised to reduce their speed during this time and apply the “common sense speed limit”.
Particularly because the road surface is often slippery, drivers are also admonished to ensure that their tyres have adequate grip on the road.
The car tyres are amongst the most crucial elements, and the only part that is in connection to the road that is why the tyre traction is the grip of the vehicle on the road, and it is very very essential.
In order to guide drivers through these safety precautions, the Corps Marshal also directed Commanding Officers across the country to take the duties of traffic calming, increased public enlightenment and improved checking of wipers during this season as a major priority as he enjoined the motoring public to drive to stay alive.
Bisi Kazeem fsi
Assistant Corps Marshal
Corps Public Education Officer
8 August, 2022.