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UN Safety Week: FRSC Advocate Use of Bicycles

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned the motoring public to refrain from the use of smoky vehicles and embrace use of bicycles as means of transportation.

The Kwara state Sector Commandant of the Corps, Frederick Ogidan, gave the warning in Ilorin this weekend in Ilorin the Kwara State capital in commemoration of the 7th United Nations Global Safety Week (UNGRSW).

Ogidan who underscored the need to embrace sustainable transportation means that are sustainable in terms of social and environmental impacts said there was need for Nigerians to ride bicycles, saying apart from the health benefits or exercise, it does not emit any smoke that affects the environment.

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According to him, the theme for the 2023 UNGRSW: “Transport Sustainable”, is to raise awareness of road safety and make changes that would reduce number of deaths on the road.

The commandant explained that the safety week began on May 15 and would end on May 21, which Kwara command has actively organised programmes to mark the special event.

He also maintained that the command organised a workshop for members of Road Safety Club where children were educated on how to cross roads and safety tips discussed.

The commandant described sustainable transportation system as one in which fuel consumption, vehicle emissions, safety, congestion, social and economic access are of such levels can be sustained into the indefinite future without causing irreparable harm to future generations.

UNGRSW is a biennial global road safety campaign which brings together individuals, governments, NGOs and other stakeholders around the world to raise awareness on road safety.

He however appealed to government at all levels to ensure there are passages for those who chose to use other means of transportation.

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