Road Safety Specialist Launches Books
As part of his contribution to the prevention of road accidents in Nigeria, the Head of the Lagos State Drivers’ Institute (LASDRI), Ikeja Centre, Mr. Dennis Ade Oloriegbe, has added three books and an audio/visual documentary titled ‘Safe Roads: How to Stay Alive’ to the existing books on road safety and traffic management in Nigeria. The books are titled: ‘Safe Driving: Safety Standards for Drivers’; ‘Motorcycle Safety: Riders’ Handbook’; and ‘Pedestrian Safety: Road Safety Education Programmes’.
Oloriegbe said he was motivated to write the books because of the increasing number of lives lost daily to road accidents. “Most of these accidents are preventable, but they occur due to ignorance and sheer negligence. An average of 150 persons dies on the road daily in Nigeria, while in developed countries, attempts are being made to reduce the figure to zero,” he said.
Head of Planning and Research of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Mr. Isaac Adetimiro who reviewed one of the books, praised Oloriegbe’s efforts and commitment to road safety.
He maintained that motorists would benefit from the education and re-orientation provided by Oloriegbe in his books and documentary, saying: “If motorists and road users avail themselves of these books, and follow the directives contained therein, the number of accidents would reduce drastically.”
Source: The Nation Nigeria