The sector commander warned drivers against driving without due training, stressing that driving was a profession that should be handled by only trained personnel.
He urged drivers to avoid driving mechanically deficient vehicles, drinking and driving, driving under fatigue or drug influence, adding that speeding was the major cause of road crashes in the country.
He said, “I wish to advise road users to be more safety conscious, ensure traffic discipline and show value for life and its sanctity by strict obedience to traffic rules and regulations.”
The sector commander also said during the period under review, four road traffic crashes occurred which involved five vehicles and 26 persons.
According to him, 11 casualties occurred during the crashes, adding that one was killed in the process.
He cautioned drivers and other road users to use the roads with care, show consideration to other users, especially school children when they want to cross the road.
He commanded the Akwa Ibom Government, Nigeria Optometrists Association and the media for their contributions to ensure safety on the roads.