Ijebu-Ode—The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has advised motorists to drive carefully on Sagamu-Ore express way during the Christmas season.
The spots include: Ososa River bridges I, II and III in Odogbolu Local Government Area; and Arun and Omo Rivers bridges I and II at J4 area, Ogbere in Ijebu-East Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Mr Isah Seidu, the FRSC Unit Commander in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, gave the advice yesterday
“These bridges have become notoriously dangerous for the past three years due to their weakened guard railings, which are no longer efficient in preventing vehicles from plunging into the rivers below.
“On Oct. 15, we lost five passengers on board an 18-seater commercial bus heading to Ondo State when their vehicle crashed into Omo river, taking the command four days to recover the corpses.
“Our drivers must curtail their speed when they get to these spots to minimise the risk of crashes and we will also have our men available to signal motorists to slow down before passing”, Seidu added.
He urged the Federal Government to urgently rehabilitate the Sagamu-Ore expressway and reinforce the bridges with concrete barriers to stop the loss of lives on the road.
Seidu warned security escorts attached to government personnel to ensure giving right-of-way to other road users, saying the corps would not condone any form of indiscipline on the roads irrespective of status.