The Rivers State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has started educating drivers about the importance of driving safely as part of the events commemorating the 2023 Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims.
Every year on the third Sunday in November, people around the world observe the Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims. This day serves to honor the suffering of all impacted victims, their families, and their communities, as well as to remember the millions of people who have died or been gravely injured on the world's roads.
Road Accident Immunity Delusion Syndrome (RAIDS) is the reason behind most traffic accidents, according to Christopher Kuje, the FRSC sector commander, who briefed reporters on the sidelines of the event in Port Harcourt on Monday.
Kuje stated that the majority of accident victims disregard traffic laws and that, in addition to conducting a sensitization campaign, the command also visited accident victims in various state hospitals to offer support and encouragement.
He added that the command provided internal training for its staff as part of the week-long events, which got underway last Monday.
The FRSC chief stated that the goals of the Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims were to support victims of road accidents, raise awareness to encourage safe driving, and give a platform for victims and their families to remember all those who have died or been seriously injured on the roads.