The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Thursday began the annual commemoration of World Day of remembrance for victims of Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) in Kaduna.
Mr Hafiz Mohammed, the Sector Commander of the Commission, during a press briefing said that activities to commemorate the day would last for one week and would highlight issues of road safety.
“This programme has been carefully planned to showcase events that will generate consciousness on road safety among members of the public, particularly the motorists on preventive measures.
“The activities are expected to highlight measures being taken by government, NGOs, religious bodies, communities and youth organisation against the menace of road traffic crashes.
“Events for the week include; press briefing, media chat, motorcade, Jumma’at service, executive walk, hospital visitation and church services,” he said.
He said that the theme of this year’s commemoration, “life is not a car part” was carefully chosen to enable people reflect on the sanctity of life and the fact that once taken, it can’t be replaced like the car parts.
He added that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had reported that a greater number of people were disabled for life through avoidable road traffic crashes.
Mohammed noted that the FRSC was ready to join relevant stakeholders in creating awareness on traffic rules and regulations in order to have a safer road environment.
He thanked the press for their support through reportage of road traffic matters and the attention given toward the development of road safety.
The sector commander assured members of the public on the corps readiness to curtail challenges and enhance safety and security of road users as the year comes to an end.
He also called on members of the public to pay attention to their personal safety while driving and to also show concern for the plight of victims of road traffic crashes by avoiding infractions that could undermine their safety.