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Concerned with increasing cases of heavy rain downpour in Lagos state which result in flood that sweep away vehicles and passengers, the Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide has warned drivers in the state to always exercise caution while driving . This, he said was to avert the hazards associated with heavy rain and flood during the season.
In the press release circulated to the newsmen during the Sallah holiday, the Sector Commander expressed worry that the heavy downpour is creating enormous traffic challenges and the menace that result in loss of lives and property He therefore, urged everyone especially the drivers to join hands to tackle the menace.
According to him, with the rainy season and heavy downpour being experienced almost everyday in the State, incidents of flood which sweep away vehicles and passengers are becoming daily occurrence. He noted that as the lead agency in road traffic management and safety administration in the state, the Lagos State Sector Command is concerned with the ugly trend and called on all stakeholders to act fast by adhering strictly to the safety rules.
The Sector Commander further observed that not only is the heavy downpour accompanied with flood that obstruct the road and hamper free movement of vehicles, it also causes poor visibility to drivers. He therefore, advised drivers to take all necessary safety precautions whenever it’s raining. “Our advice, is that, drivers must operate with utmost caution and safety consciousness to avert the hazards associated with the weather conditions,” also “Drivers are advised to park at a safer place and allow the flood to recede before proceeding on the journey” he stated.
Ogungbemide also directed patrol teams to look out for vehicles that violate the requirements for minimum safety standards, saying such vehicles must be impounded to the base to get their faults rectified, thereby stopping them from causing hazards to themselves and other road users. “All drivers must ensure that they drive with minimum safety standards by fixing the safety gadgets to avert the menace associated with rainy season,” he further stated.
It would be recalled that due to incessant rain downpour in the state which result in heavy flood, vehicles and people have been reportedly lost to the incidents, and all hands must be on the deck to tackle the challenges.