Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced plans to incorporate road safety modules in the curricula of public schools.
The new Sector Commander in charge of Akwa Ibom State, Corps Commander (CC) Sunday Oghenekaro, said Wednesday in Uyo that plans had reached advance stage for implementation of the policy.
The FRSC boss said the Commission has also concluded plans to introduce programmes such as FRSC clubs, seminars, debates, quiz and other enlightenment programmes aimed at inculcating in the young ones the values of road safety cultures.
“All these are meant to ensure that when they grow up, they will not depart from it.”
Oghenekaro disclosed that the Commission had met with relevant agencies including the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Education Council (NEC) with a view to working out modalities for the implementation of the policy in the basic schools system.
The Sector Commander said he was in Akwa Ibom State to enforce effective driving ethics and road culture among motorists and other road users.
He enjoined other para-military organisations to partner with the Commission to create sanity on the roads, assuring that the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations beginning from June 23, 2017, would be hitch-free.
Oghenekaro urged drivers to imbibe good driving culture, noting that the speed limiter regime was fully in place.
He enjoined non-conformists to ensure they drive within the regulatory framework of the law.
“The implementation of speed limiter devices has already recorded high level compliance since it was launched in February 2017,” he stressed.
He warned field officials against compromising their work by collecting bribe from erring motorists, adding that the monitoring department of the agency would leave no stone unturned in bringing erring officials to book.
The state government, he said, would do well to provide logistics support to ensure smooth operations and enforcement of sanity on the roads.