The Federal Road Safety Corps has urged school proprietors to employ only FRSC-certified drivers to drive their school buses.
The Ogun Sector Commander of the FRSC, Clement Oladele, who made the call, said it was was to ensure the safety of pupils on the road.
He explained that hiring unqualified drivers contributes to road accidents involving school buses in the state.
“The owners of schools can also approach the FRSC to assist them to train their drivers and assistant drivers because the lives of pupils are precious to the nation,” Oladele said on Sunday.
He also cautioned parents against using motorcycles to transport their pupils.
“Parents should not allow their wards or children to be conveyed to school by the use of motorcycles to prevent unnecessary loss of lives and property,” he said.
The commander also called on all school owners in the state to obtain consent from the FRSC in order to establish road safety clubs in their schools.
This, he said, will help imbibe safety culture into the children and ensure safety of the nation’s roads in the future.
Oladele also advised drivers on the need to drive safely while kicking against overloading of their vehicles.