The Federal Road Safety Corp(FRSC) has commenced an end of the year sensitisation program on road usage in Ebonyi state.
The sensitisation program is aimed at creating awareness among motorists and other road users on importance of safety on the highways.
The event was held at Cental Park, Ezzamgbo in Ohaukwu Local Government area of Ebonyi state and was attended by road users which included motorists, motorcyclists and tricyclists.
The Unit Commander of FRSC, Mr Kehinde Ayuba, who spoke, said that the sensitisation campaign was designed to sensitise motorists and other road users on importance of imbibing highway safety consciousness.
He also noted that the right to life was not negotiable, and urged the motoring public not to compromise their safety on the roads.
“The annual end of the year Road Safety Campaign which we kicked off today has created immeasurable awareness to the general motoring public and other road users.
“As a lead agency in traffic management in the country and a world class organisation with the International Standard Organisation certification, FRSC in 2010 keyed into the United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety.
“The objective is reducing road crashes in Nigeria by 50 per cent by the year 2020.
“The Corps has since set its own objectives yearly and this year’s objectives to reduce road traffic crashes by 15 per cent and 25 per cent fatality, ” Ayuba said.