Lokoja, Dec. 12, 2012 Kogi Deputy Governor, Mr Yomi Awoniyi, has said the government is working with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to ensure free flow of traffic during Christmas period.
At a sensitisation seminar organised by Kogi Command of the FRSC for staff of the Deputy Governor's Office in Lokoja, Awoniyi said that traffic build up contributed to accidents because of tiredness, overspeeding and loss of control.
"Efforts will be made to eliminate vehicular hold ups during the festive period. The government is mindful of the speed limits and condition of vehicles in its motorcade."
He called on people travelling across the state to drive with patient to get to their destinations safely.
"Slow and steady driving is more preferable to dangerous driving that kills."
Earlier in a lecture on causes and prevention of road accidents, Assistant Sector Commander, Mr Godwin Aworawo, said the high volume of traffic on roads in Kogi was due to the state’s linkage with about 21 states.
Aworawo, who represented the Sector Commander, Mr Mohammed Garba, said overspeeding, wrong overtaking and bad tyres were responsible for several accidents on roads.