By Aderemi Bamgbose
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said it had begun Coronavirus sensitisation programme for motorists and passengers at motor parks in Ore.
Mr Olusegun Aladenika, the FRSC Unit Commander in Ore, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the sensitisation was to curtail COVID-19 spread.
According to Aladenika, the effort is to ensure motorists and passengers comply with Federal Government directives on interstate travels.
NAN reports that the federal government, on June 29, lifted interstate ban, directing vehicles to be on 50 per cent passenger capacity with compulsory use of face masks and alcohol based sanitisers.
He said that the enforcement of the directives had since began, noting that there was need to sensitise motorists and passengers again.
Aladenika said that most of the interstate vehicles plying the Benin-Ore expressway had been complying with the COVID-19 directives but some were still feigning ignorance.
“We embarked on the sensitisation programme at the motor parks in Ore and its environs for most of the ignorant drivers to ensure they comply to curtail the spread of the virus.
“The enforcement of the directives has began, we are ready to impound any vehicle that flouts the order and this is one of the reasons we are sensitising them ,” the unit comnander said.
He urged motorists to drive at normal speed, and to obey traffic rules and regulations against overloading of goods and passengers.
Aladenika urged them to use their seat belts, avoid using expired tyres and keep their particulars in order. (NAN)