Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State on Saturday said there is nothing negative about the Ember months except for the usual high level of vehicular movement during the period.
It blamed increase in road crashes on attitudinal behaviours of drivers during the period and not any evil associated with the ember months.
State Sector Commander, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, stated this on Saturday during the flag off of ember months campaign with an awareness and fitness walk with the theme – ‘Walking for Safe, Healthy and Liveable Anambra’.
He said that the essence of the FRSC ember months campaign is to educate motorist on how to drive safely.
He said, “There is nothing negative about the Ember months except that we usually witness high level of vehicle movement.
“Also attitudinal behaviours of drivers during the period cause road crashes and not any evil associated with the ember months.
“Ceremonies such as wedding, traditional events and burial, among others, are fixed and those from abroad come home to felicitate with their loved ones, which sometimes increased the vehicular movement.
“So this walk is to prep our personnel physically and mentally for the task of ensuring to manage road traffic during the period.”
The FRSC boss urged motorists to cooperate with FRSC officials by avoiding overloading, worn out tyres as well as change in attitudinal behaviours towards the use of roads to reduce crashes
He also advised motorists to pay attention to their health, especially their eyes and mental health and exercise patience while on the road.
The Corps Marshal’s walk which was held in Awka was attended by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Man o’ War, Sports Commission, Footballers’ Association, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and other FRSC allies.