SWAN Week: FRSC warns pedestrians against careless use of highway

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned pedestrians to be more conscious and cautious when using the roads to avoid being knowvjed down.
Mr Andrew Kumapayi, Sector Commander of FRSC in Anambra made the call during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Week in Awka on Thursday.
Kumapayi who joined in the Road Show with some of his officers said the command was using the SWAN Week to reiterate its awareness on safe use of the Rivas by motorists and pedestrians.
He said pedestrians should use the pedestrians bridges provided and when they don’t exist, they should look on both sides to ensure there was no vehicle approaching before crossing the roads.
The sector commander advised that those walking in the night should wear reflective clothes to make them visible to the motoring public.
“I want to congratulate SWAN in Anambra for staging this event, SWAN members here are great partners to the FRSC that is why we joined them on this event .
“This is Christmas period and normally we expect increased traffic.
“We are using this opportunity to again, raise awareness on the need for pedestrians to be more careful when using the roads, some people get knocked down because they are not mindful of the road environment.
“Let us use the pedestrian bridges, we must watch left-right-left before crossing and those walking in the night should put on reflective cloths so that they can be easily seen by motitidts,” he said.
In his remark, Anthony Oji, chairman of SWAN in Anambra said the walk was both to raise awareness of the SWAN Week activities but also to improve the quality of health of the participants through mild exercise.
Oji who later led SWAN members on a 5-aside football match said the association will continue to engage stakeholders constructively to get the best in Anambra sports sector.
The Walk started from the Premises of Anambra Sports Development Commission (ASDC) through the expressway to Ekwueme Square where the football match held.

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