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Stakeholders at First Nigerian Drivers Conference urge drivers to ‘Drive Safely’

Participants at the first Nigerian Drivers Conference held in Lagos at the weekend have advised Nigerian drivers both professionals and non- professionals alike on new techniques to drive safely on the roads to avoid road crashes. Miss Angela Iyeke of while speaking on the topic” the driver of today, tomorrow and the future,”  noted that  basic driving deals with the ability of a driver  to think fast, be tech savvy, understand road signs and also undertake regular maintenance of their vehicle. According to her, drivers should update themselves to know how to use the Google navigation on their mobile phones to know road direction and how to navigate the roads when there is traffic gridlock.

She lamented that the drivers of today understand only one sentence ‘I drive you and you pay me’ and urged those who are professionally engaged in driving to ensure that they get their job description in a written format to avoid being used for other jobs outside their schedule  of duty. On his part Engr. H.O Balogun of Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) who represented Engr. A. G. Toriola Director, State Vehicle Inspection Service attributed the increase in death on our road to 80 percent human errors and others on lack of vehicle maintenance.

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