The Enugu Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commenced the distribution of fliers containing safety tips as well as state’s emergency security, rescue and medical numbers to assist mothers and their families in times of emergencies.
According to the Enugu Sector Commander of FRSC, Ogbonna Kalu, this was part of strategies to ramp up knowledge of road safety among residents of the state.
He disclosed that over 5,000 such fliers had been distributed across the state.
Kalu said that the corps was seizing the opportunity of Communities’ August meeting in the state to reach the mothers.
The sector commander said that the massive advocacy involved the sector command, its five units command and outposts in Oji River which he said had mapped out communities in the state to be sensitised on the need for mothers to spearhead road safety campaign in their homes.
He said, ”Our major trust and objective is to win the mothers confidence to take the road safety message home as well as encourage their school children to join road safety club in their various schools.
”All these decades, FRSC has come to understand that our Kid/Children Road Safety Club is our major and important future bedrock.
”The FRSC has vowed to ensure that the club, including other civil vanguards meant to assist the Corps, is maintained in order to catch-them-young and ensure that the road safety message transcend from one generation to another.’’
Kalu added, ”Mothers are critical stakeholders in the road safety campaign as they have a lot of influence in homes and we are going to appeal to them to ensure their husbands and children do not drink alcohol and drive.
”The need to put on safety seat belts always; not to make call while driving as well as not to join an overloaded vehicle or overloading their own vehicle.
”The need for them to create the needed emotional balance at home for clear thinking for members of the family that might be driving.”