The Director of Pubiic Relations, Rotary Club of Port Harcourt East Rotary International, District 9141, Nigeria, Richard Edozie has charged drivers in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on the dangers of reckless driving.
Edozie gave the charge during a road traffic sensitisation /traffic control campaign organised by the club at Rumueprikom –Rumuoiumeni axis at Ada George Road, in Obio/Akpor L.G.A., yesterday.
He also enjoined drivers to adopt defensive driving to keep sanity on the road and advised them against texting and making phone calls while driving, explaining that can lead to accidents.
Edozie further advised drivers to obey the traffic light and all traffic rules while driving to avert any eventualities on the road.
According to him, “the purpose of this campaign is to create awareness on traffic rules and regulation, and to educate drivers on the use of the mobile phone while driving and as well as defensive driving.
He urged drivers to stop social network activities with their mobile phones when driving, saying that it is a major cause of automobile accidents that lead to loss of lives, properties and means of livelihood.
The rotary director also advised pedestrians to cross the road at appropriate places to avoid injuries and “learn to use zebra crossing for their safety”.
He explained that rotary is a service organisation that focuses on making the world better through their maternal and child health disease prevention and control, basic literacy and education, water and sanitation, peace and conflict resolution and youth exchange programmes.
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