The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is set to partner Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State on road safety education for staff and students, orientation for University drivers and issuance of genuine driving license for members of the university community.
Speaking during his courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kunle Oloyede in his office, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ondo State, Corps Commander Edward Zamber said that he was attracted to the University by the “wonderful modern facilities” and the “architectural masterpiece” he saw during the visit of the Nigeria’s Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to the University recently.
Commander Zamber who reiterated the importance of adherence of driving rules, emphasized the need to preach the message of safety to the consciousness of road users.
On issuance of driving license, the Corps Commander cautioned members of the University community and the general public against patronizing unauthorized people for issuance of driving license, warning that fake driving license would not be recognized by officers of the Corps.
He commended the Management of the University for its control of students’ movement. Commander Zamber opined that the safety of the students would be guaranteed with restricted movement.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kunle Oloyede lauded the efforts of the Corps at ensuring the safety of road users. He, however, called for a comprehensive sociological study of the road users so as to know the suitable medium for the communication of safety messages to them.
Prof. Oloyede advocated the use of technological devices in ensuring safety on Nigerian roads. He suggested installation of Bluetooth in vehicles produced for Nigeria, arguing that it would provide safe means of receiving phone calls for the young Nigerians who could not do without their phones even while driving.
The Don also made case for the production of Road Safety App for young drivers. He expressed the readiness of the University to assist the Corps on the technical aspect of its duties.
The Vice-Chancellor informed that the construction of walkways all over the Campus was to ensure the safety of members of the university community. He added that road signs were on campus, with the speed limit on campus pegged at 35km per hour.