It is yet another end of year and Christmas season, which comes with increased road transport activities as many will be travelling from one part of the country to another.
It is not news that the road transportation mode is mainly utilized by over 80 percent of persons moving from one part of the country to another.
So, there is a need for safety measures to be fully activated by all road stakeholders-the drivers, road safety and security personnel as well as the passengers.
Traditionally, the lead road safety organization in the country, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), usually deploys its men on major roads across the country to ensure compliance with safety rules.
We advise the FRSC to ensure that its men do motorized patrols rather than the usual way of being stationary with little or no knowledge about traffic situations few kilometers away.
The passengers also have key roles to play. They should resist the temptation of always urging drivers to over speed and compromise safety rules.
Passengers should also know that it is improper to throw away wastes or other items from moving vehicles, as this can distract other drivers.
Commuters (passengers and drivers alike) should also endeavour to make use of emergency numbers in calling relevant agencies whenever they observe any issues on the road.
Security agencies also have the responsibility of improving their presence on the road in order to check the excesses of men of the underworld.
Drivers are very key in ensuring safe road trips as human factor has been identified as contributing over 80 per cent to Road Traffic Crashes.
They are to ensure that they maintain approved speed limits, maintain their vehicles, avoid overloading of passengers and goods, avoid night journeys, apply extreme caution when it is raining and be ready to yield to other passengers and road users.
With modern technology, drivers should make use of travel advisories in order to avoid congested and dangerous routes before and while on the journey.