22nd November, 2010
Osita Chidoka, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged ChristiansÂ to imbibe Christian ethics of tolerance and patience while driving so as to preventÂ road traffic crashes.
Chidoka said this yesterday during a church service at Christ Redemption Church,Â Enugu, to mark the 2010 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
â€œWe should recognise the impact of road traffic crashes and support those who areÂ affected by doing more to prevent these tragedies across the roads.
â€œAdopting the spirit of forgiveness for those that cause road crash for ourÂ relations will go a long way in ensuring that we do not seek to revenge for suchÂ deaths, disabilities or incapacitation our loved ones sustained during accidents,â€Â he said.
The Corps Marshal called on leaders of churches to put Zebra crossing and other roadÂ signs on entrances of their churches to warn motorists and make the church safe forÂ road users, especially children.
He said the corps had reduced road accidents by about 35 per cent, while the numberÂ of those injured also reduced by the same margin.
Chidoka regretted that no fewer than 60 to 70 people lose their lives weekly on theÂ roads and advised that since nobody was immune to road crash, all hands must be onÂ deck to check carnage on the roads.