By Saheed Omodara
Apparently concerned by number of children that had list their lives in auto crashes in Nigeria, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commenced child Safety campaign in primary schools.
FRSC noted that the campaign was to stem the spate at which children die from during road accidents in the country especially during the yuletide season.
The Plateau Zonal Commanding Officer, Jonas Agwu, who flagged-off the campaign at St. Luke Primary School, on Monday, said that driver and car owner are always careless about the safety of children, adding that driver plying the road have poor attitude toward the safety of children below the age of twelve.
“If you take a copious check, you will see that children below the ages of twelve are not being transported properly by motorists. I have noticed in my five months stay in Plateau state that drivers and car owners are careless about safety of the children while plying roads; they have very poor attitude to the safety of the child.”
Agwu said that they decided to take the campaign to the children directly so that they could know their right and safeguard themselves from accidents.
He noted that the campaign was to empower the children to also correct drivers that have decided to pay less attention on their safety in the state, stressing that the children are future leaders.
The commander appealed to motorists to acquire baby seats for their cars as well as ensure its usage when necessary for safety of children, warning, parent and drivers should often allow children to use the front passenger’s seat, saying such acts could is risky to the safety of children.