The Osun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says it has engaged religious institutions as part of efforts to sensitise residents on road safety.

Mr. Peter Oke, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, made this known on Thursday in Osogbo ahead of Eid-el-kabir celebrations.

“We have so far made several efforts at reaching the target audience on safety matters.

“We visited churches, mosques, garages, motor parks, market places and media houses to ensure the message of safety consciousness gets to them,’’ Oke said.

Oke called on market women to avoid placing their goods close to the road to avert any congestion on the road.

He also cautioned motorists against drunk-driving, wrongful overtaking and other practices that could lead to road crashes.

“We will want market men and women at Owode-Ede, Igbomina, Ikirun, among others to stop displaying their wares along the roadside for sales.

“This alone might lead to gridlock and road accidents with high fatality,’’ he said.

The sector commander urged residents to make use of the “08077690111’’ emergency number provided by the state command for residents to report incidents.

The emergency number, he said, would be open for 24 hours.

He also pleaded with members of the public to ensure they adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations during the celebrations.

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