The State of Osun Technical Committee on Road Safety has observed that brake failure is a major cause of road accidents for which drivers often give flimsy excuses.
This observation was made at the monthly meeting of the committee held in Osogbo.
Chairman of the Committee, Prof Joseph Fawole harped on the need for drivers to cultivate the habit of properly inspecting their brakes before setting out on any trip.
Professor Fawole lamented that brake failure involving articulated vehicles, commercial vehicles, and private cars had caused avoidable deaths for many innocent passengers and pedestrians.
He then advised all traffic inspectors to ensure sanity on the roads by making the inspection of functionality of brakes a topmost priority, among other traffic offences.