CORONAVIRUS: FRSC warns drivers, riders against overloading of passengers


The Federal Road Safety Corps has cautioned against the overloading of vehicles with passengers to sustain ongoing campaigns at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the FRSC, all drivers of vehicles should carry only one person at the front and not more than three in a row of the vehicles. Also, motorcycle riders should carry only one person at a time so that occupants would be able to guard themselves and watch out for symptoms as they commute to their destinations.

In a statement to NATIONAL ACCORD by Bisi Kazeem, FRSC Public Education Officer, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi gave the advice following the need to curtail the spread of the global pandemic through avoidable overloading of vehicles with persons.

The Corps Marshal advised that travellers, on their part, should also endeavour to stay away from overloaded vehicles at all times no matter the urgency of their trip.

Oyeyemi said, “at this point, it is better to be late on your trip than to indulge in unhealthy acts that will lead to contracting or spreading the virus as the world has already had enough of the pandemic”.

He further cautions that “motorists who notice any strange type of flu to consider the welfare of others and stay back, notify the family and loved ones of the development, and report himself or herself for medical examination.”

While he gave the foregoing advice and warned against indiscriminate overloading of vehicles, the Corps Marshal enjoined all motorists and road users to continually observe all traffic rules and regulations. He called on motorists to drive to stay alive.

The spokesperson advised that “all motorists to adopt the safety tips that the Federal Ministry of Health has given and further stated that with the right attitude, the world will overcome this deadly pandemic in no distant time.”

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