In order to control the level of road traffic accidents that often occur while on operational duty, Operatives of the Oyo State Security Network Agency – Amotekun were today sensitized by Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO).
The interactive training workshop which was held at the State Headquarters, Ibadan hosted Officers from the Oyo State Vehicle Inspection Services (VIS) and had in attendance as participants 184 Amotekun Corps drivers from 33 LGAs across the state. State HQs
The event was part of a training initiative scheduled for Thursday, 13 July, 2023 to sensitize and clear grey areas for operatives designated as drivers within the Agency on what is expected of them as drivers, causes of road traffic accidents, traffic offences, proper use of government vehicle as well as interpretation of road signs, signals and markings.
Engr Ayoade Maruf, the VIS Zonal Head, Eleyele Station in his response during an interactive session, after his lecture titled: “Road Signs, Signals and Markings”, charged officers to ensure that operational vehicles assigned to them are always in proper condition before being driven.
He also urged the operatives to always drive carefully observing the necessary speed limits, road signs and traffic control signs. This he explained are key factors towards preventing most fatal road accidents.
In addition, Engr J.A Ajayi, Director, Vehicle Inspection Services also explained to officers the types and use of fire extinguishers and other vital safety equipments that must be in a vehicle. He further explained the importance of respecting Agencies in charge of vehicle inspection, placing emphasis on the Nigerian Police Force and other relevant agencies.
Mrs Adeoye K. O. Zonal Commander, Idi Ayunre during another session engaged operatives on safety driving techniques and wrong overtaking. She further explained that besides mechanical and environmental factors, the human factor is important as safety starts with the man behind the wheels.