The Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State has appealed to motorists to change worn-out tyres and wipers in order to prevent avoidable crashes during the rainy season.
This was revealed by the Unit Commander, Mr Akinwunmi Olaluwoye, who gave the advice on Monday in Ota, Ogun.
He said the advice became necessary due to the slippery nature of highways during the rainy season.
He added that worn-out tyres also lose grip on the road during the rainy season when motorists apply brakes and sometimes resulting in road accidents.
According to him, “We appeal to motorists, especially as we enter the rainy season, to have functional wipers and good tyres that could stand the test of heavy rain to avoid mishaps on the highways.
“In addition, they should exercise patience and strictly adhere to traffic rules and regulations during this period,” he said.
Olaluwoye enjoined drivers to park in safe places when there is heavy rain to prevent unnecessary loss of life and property.
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He emphasised the need for motorists to use the C-Caution sign when their vehicle breaks down to avoid oncoming vehicles ramming into them.