As rainfall intensifies, the Kano command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists to buy good tyres and ensure that the lightning system in their vehicles are working properly.
Zubairu Mato, FSRC sector commander in the state, gave the caution on Saturday in Kano.
He stressed that drivers must ensure that their vehicles are in good condition and drive with utmost care to avoid road traffic crashes, especially during the rainy season.
“When the rain is heavy, the roads are very slippery and visibility is dull,” Mr Mato noted.
“Motorists need to drive between 20 kilometres to 30 kilometres on highways while 10 kilometres to 20 kilometres in built up areas so as to avoid road traffic crashes.”
The Road Safety chief urged motorists to be mindful of potholes and pedestrians crossing the roads.
He further explained that FRSC would go round motor parks and sensitise commercial drivers to desist from excessive speeding and dangerous driving on highways to avert road traffic mishap.
The sector commander added that the command would always continue to participate in filling of potholes on highways as part of its community development service, with the assistance of construction companies to avert road accidents.
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