Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kaduna
Sector Command on Monday enlightened
secondary school students on road signs to safeguard them from avoidable
accidents as part of activities for Children’s Day celebration.
Hafiz Mohammed, The sector commander said that enlightenment was key to prevent , reducing accidents and children being the future of the country, needed to be empowered with needed information on how to stay alive by being cautious while on the road.
“We are celebrating this year’s children day with the theme, ’Road Signs, Child Restrain and Positioning in Vehicles. Hafiz Mohammed said.
he explained “The children need to know how to properly use the road by knowing various road signs and how to walk on the road, particularly by not backing the traffic. “This is part of child’s protection issues that we all must pay attention to, particularly by empowering our children with road safety tips to save themselves from avoidable accidents.”
Also speaking, Grace Peter the sector’s Public Enlightenment Officer, Superintendent Route Commander, said that educating school children was part of the corps public enlightenment efforts to equip citizens with road safety tips.
Peter said added that the department carry out enlightenment campaigns to at least three schools every week to reach out to pre-primary, primary and secondary school students. “We enlighten them on traffic signs and what each colour stands for; how to avoid distraction while on the road; avoid backing the traffic and wearing of bright colours in the night. “We also discourage them from touching buttons in the car,
“avoid sitting on the front seat until a child is over 12 years and refuse sitting on parent’s laps while in the car,” she said. Most of the students who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said it was the first time they were being enlightened on how to properly make use of the road to avoid accident.
“I walk anyhow on the road not knowing that I am endangering my life, but today I am well equipped with information on how to walk safely on the road. “Now I know some of the road signs and what they meant. I am so happy and I really thank the road safety corps for this life-saving knowledge.”
Abdulrahim Ibrahim of City Academy, Kabala Doki, expressed joy for the knowledge acquired, saying he was now better equipped to walk safely on the road.
the FRSC officials, After the explanation, National Youths Service Corps Road Safety Club, Special Marshals and students from different secondary schools took a road walk and distributed fliers on road safety tips to road users. Aisha Danwalis of United Secondary School, Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna, said: “I have no idea of how to use the road until today.