A new sector commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Robert Ogom, has assumed duty in Bayelsa State Command of the corps with a plea for road users to ensure safety while driving on the road in the state.
Ogom, who until his new deployment was working as the head of project implementation at the FRSC national headquarters in Abuja, takes over Bayelsa command from Mr Ikechukwu Igwe, who has retired from service.
Addressing officers and men of the command, Ogom said he came to Bayelsa State to better the lot of the people by ensuring safe driving and proper traffic situation in the state.
“I want to advise motorists and all road users to be traffic-compliant, most especially in this period of COVID-19; the tricycle operators should obey the guidelines of carrying only two passengers.
“The bus drivers should not engage in overloading, at least two passengers per seat in order to maintain social distancing. I believe this will go a long way in reducing the spread of the COVID-19,” he said.
“This will not only reduce the spread of COVID-19 but also save the driver’s life and others from the disease and ensure safety in the road.
“I need the cooperation of all motorists in the state; we must remember that enforcing traffic rules and regulations is for the good of the people.
“Every motorist should ensure that they have a genuine driver’s licence, put on their seat belt, avoid over-speeding, over-loading and dangerous driving, avoid using expired tyres and ensure that your vehicle wipes are in order before going on the road.” He said.