Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi has urged motorists across the country to drive with lights on low beam in view of the foggy weather condition.
In a statement signed by Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Bisi Kazeem, Oyeyemi noted that just last week, the Abuja-Lokoja highway experienced a thick fog which enveloped some parts of the corridor between 5.00am and 7.30 am, especially the 30km stretch between Yangoji and Awawa, with attendant visibility challenges beyond 70 metres on most stretches of the highway.
He added that the same climate situation played out along other major corridors of the highways.
Oyeyemi said that with the festive season and heavy traffic, every driver should adjust their driving to meet conditions on the road and to drive with high level of safety consciousness in bad weather.
According to the statement, “motorists are further reminded of the need to embark on daily routine check of their vehicles before entering the road. Aside from the wipers, brakes, non-defective windscreen and functional lights, it is instructive to check radiators for water, defrosters and use coolant to keep the vehicle engine within normal range.”
On tyres, Oyeyemi also urged road users to note that the higher a vehicle accelerates, the higher the temperature of the vehicle which directly affects the tyres hence the need for long distance travellers to avoid over inflated and under inflated tyres. “Tokumbo and worn-out tyres are potential catalysts for road traffic crashes” he said.
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