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PHOTOS: OYRTMA Boss, Fagbemi Reels Out Precautionary Measures To Motoring Public As Rainfall Lingers

 

The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) has today reeled out numerous precautionary measures to commercial and private vehicle owners in an effort aimed at preventing the incessant break-down of vehicles as a result of the heavy downpour of rain in recent days and the attendant accumulation of water masses that significantly affects the free flow of traffic across major roads and highways in the State.

Disclosing this today at the OYRTMA administrative Headquarters, Agodi, Ibadan, the Executive Chairman, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi Ph.D said that the Authority has observed an increase in the number of broken down vehicles as a result of the heavy downpour.

In his words, “the recently experienced heavy downpour of rain across the Country, particular here in Oyo State has numerous impacts not only on traffic flow but also on socio-economic activities.

While it may be a blessing to farmers and those in the agro-allied professions, it is obviously a tough period for road users both private and commercial as the situation apparently deters free movement of vehicles thereby causing terrible traffic loggerheads and break-down on the roads.

This is what we are presently experiencing in some parts of the State as we implore all our road users to drive with extra care and carry out routine maintenance such as ensuring wipers are in good working conditions to enhance visibility and that vehicle’s breaking systems are in perfect operational condition.

Additionally, those who could not drive efficiently well during the time of rain are advised to drive very slowly at comfortable speeds or should be courageous enough to pull-over at a safe spot till the rain subsides’’.

The OYRTMA Boss further said, “In the spate of only one week, we have rescued quite a number of broken-down vehicles at different locations across the State.

We hereby seize this opportunity to call on owners of these vehicles to come and retrieve them at our offices closest to the scene of breakdown or visit our administrative headquarters in Ibadan for further enquiries.

It is our hope that as a proactive Agency of Government, the State would maintain her low accident index even in the face of the current downpour of rain. We, by this notice call on the motoring public to reach out to us on any of our channels in cases of emergency or unavoidable breakdowns”, he concluded.

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