14th March, 2013
JCN Consulting, publisher of Teens 2 Trust magazine recently organised a programme titled A Safety Walk to create awareness among teenagers on how to be better road users and to understand the various road signs on the road.
According to JCN, research has shown that people die yearly due to road accidents and a great percentage are usually teenagers who are either going to or coming from school.
Thus, as a youth advocate, it organised this year’s Safety Walk tagged: Be Seen, Walk Against Traffic to educate and encourage youths to be better road users.
“An estimation of five million lives and more could be saved on our roads if they obey traffic rules. As an establishment that put teenagers first, we took up the framework for generating activities geared towards educating teenagers on the importance of road safety.
During the programme, held on 27 February, there was a procession which flagged off at the LTV (Blue Roof) in Ikeja and terminated at the Lagos State House of Assembly Alausa.
About 100 participants were drawn from different schools in Lagos, Celebrity Special Marshals and The Federal Road Safety Corps for the programme.
Also in attendance were popular musician Kenny Saint Best, Mrs Temitope Ogan of Temidayo Ogan Child Safety Support, TOCSS Foundation and Mr Adrain Egonu, author, Fundamentals of Safer Road Usage,.
Others who were at the event include Mr Ashiru Oluwole Rufus of Priceless Arts Gallery, Commander Wale Odekunle (Unit Commander, RS 2.18 Ikeja Unit Command) and Mrs Sonusi Olabisi, a public education officer.