A pension Company, Future Unity Glanvills (FUG) has donated 20,000 brochures and 400 reflective jackets to the Federal Road Safety Corp FRSC Nigeria. This is part of FUG Corporate Social Responsibility CSR, this year.
The aim of this, is to encourage save driving on the highways this ember months (as Nigerians called a period from September to December).
He said: “We got to understand that the FRSC carry out special activities during the ember month on the Nigerian highways to ensure road users, especially those going on holidays, arrive at their destinations safely.”
“FUG also believes that people should get to their destinations alive and not dead to celebrate and enjoy their holidays. It is in this sense that we decide to support the FRSC and we reach out to them to find out what they need to do their job effectively.”
“There are three things that came up in their lists which are reflective jacket, speed limit and use of expired tyres. The road safety corps and special marshal who support them wear reflective jacket which they wear on the highways.”
“As the name implies, it is reflective and you see it from afar. Therefore you are cautious and you give attention to what they are indicating to you in terms of dangers on the highway which include speed limits among others. It is based on this that we are presenting the jackets to the FRSC. We believe it will serve the purpose for which we are providing them and that is ensuring safety this holiday period.”
“The second thing we decided to do is the brochure on speed limit device. The device was introduced by FRSC in recent times for commercial vehicles. It was later introduced to private vehicles but is still voluntary. We at FUG have decided to have the device installed in all our vehicles even before our partnership with the corps for our safety and safety of our drivers.”
“We are providing information leaflets to the corps to make it available to the public so that they can understand why they should limit the speed of their vehicles and tyres”, he noted.
He stressed that not many accidents were caused by drunk drivers, but by over speeding.
“We also provided information brochure on usage, maintenance and safety of tyres. Many people just branch at a roadside vulcanisers, who are illiterates to inflate tyres for them. They inflate the tyres to whatever level which endangers the tyres. People also do not know that tyres have expiring dates and for whatever reasons the manufacturers print the expiring dates in coded forms.
Also, he said: “People also buy used tyres and all of these contribute to tyres bursting while on highways. It is in this sense that we are making this brochure available to the corps to give out to motorists on the highway so that they are educated as to the importance of the tyres.”