Local Car News #Update
The WAPIC insurance Plc. has launched the safety on wheels campaign, this will be achieved by training over One thousand drivers in Lagos. The sole aim of this campaign is to tackle the fast rise of accidents and deaths on Lagos roads.
The campaign, which is a target at ensuring that road users imbibe and practice appropriate road use culture in Nigeria is an Educational advocacy campaign, executed in partnership with the relevant government agencies including the Federal Road Safety Corporation, FRSC, and Lagos State Transportation Management Authority, LASTMA.
The Managing Director, WAPIC Insurance, Mrs. Yinka Adekoya said
“the ‘Safety-on- Wheels’ campaign is conceived to empower Nigerians with relevant knowledge and apposite skills that will reduce road accidents and raise general awareness about collective road safety responsibility. With creating sustainable value for the society at the centre of Wapic Insurance’s social responsibility activities, the company intends to drive social progression and build safe-road use culture in Nigerians by ensuring that motorists, passengers, pedestrians and the society at large are knowledgeable about road-use commandments that guide traffic interactions.”
The campaign will commence this Saturday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium with one thousand drivers across Lagos state will inform and educate participants about the fundamental principles of road use practices, importance of adherence to road traffic regulations and appropriate road as well as vehicle maintenance cultures.
“Drivers will not only benefit from the road-use training, they will also participate in a series of eye and blood pressure tests to be conducted by a team of qualified medical personnel. This exercise is basically to determine their personal physical road worthiness. Most especially, participating drivers will undertake specialized training which will equip them with working knowledge of road use and safety commandments.”