Speeding, recklessness of drivers cause accidents, not bad roads – Fashola
The Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has stated that accidents and injuries that happen on highways should not always be attributed to bad roads.
Instead, the recklessness and acceleration rate of drivers should be kept in check as a higher number of accidents happen because of those two factors.
The minister made the comment while speaking with attendees of a capacity building workshop tagged as the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic.
In his statement, Fashola explained that the workshop was organized in a bid to examine the government’s concern about the safety of Nigerian road users.
He then explained that it was unfortunate that accidents, which are avoidable, still occur on Nigerian roads.
The minister equally assured the attendees that the Federal Government has carried out, or was presently carrying out at least one form of road construction in many parts of the country.
That aside, the ministry is set to kick start the project of installing road signs on roads so as to provide adequate directions and warnings to road users.
Fashola further advised officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps to create more awareness on traffic rules by carrying out campaigns, educating drivers, and organizing orientation programs. According to him, these will help in saving the lives and properties of many Nigerians.