FRSC Blames Poor Driving Knowledge On Road Crashes


By Christian Ogoh

The Technical Educator of Marshals Inspectorate Training School (MITS) Owa-Alero, in Ika North East Local Government Area, Mr Isecha Mudi has attributed poor knowledge on driving to major cause of road crashes in Nigeria.

Mr Mudi made this known while addressing worshippers at Living Faith Church (aka Winners’ Chapel) Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State during their service yesterday.

According to him, road crashes were one of the leading cause of death in Nigeria and the third highest cause of death in the country.

While stressing that crashes were avoidable, Mudi said: “Between 2013 and 2020 about 41,409 individuals lost their lives in road accident. More than sixteen persons die monthly as a result of road crashes while about two people die daily.”

He noted that the Federal Road Safety Corp established the Inspectorate Training School, Owa-Alero to curb poor driving culture in the country.

“The training school among others things is designed to equip drivers with safety tips and educate them on the importance of relationship with other road users.

“We have come to encourage you on the need to avail yourself or your drivers the opportunity to be exposed to modern discoveries about driving,” he stated.

In his remarks, the Resident Pastor of Living Faith Church, Agbor, Pastor Paul Olubo charged members of the church to always go through the required training before driving on any public road.

“You don’t need only mantle to stay alive, you need wisdom. We must go for knowledge in order to go through life with ease,” he stated.

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While praying for members of the church, he urged them to always apply caution while driving.