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Women drive safely than men, says FRSC boss

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Chi-Nwaoha presenting award to Ogungbemide.

Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Olusegun Ogungbemide, has said female drivers are cautious drivers than their male counterparts.

Hence, he said female drivers should see themselves as role models that the men should emulate in terms of cultured driving.

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Speaking at an event to commemorate the International Day of Women on Wheels (WOW), an initiative of on the Highway Africa, in Lagos recently, Ogungbemide urged female drivers to improve on their courteous driving, considering their roles as mothers.

He said experience and records had shown that women are rarely mentioned in road crashes because they are meticulous while driving.

The FRSC Commander, who decried women’s indiscriminate parking at marketplaces, said the role of mothers conferred on them the important duty of being the eyes and ears of the family at home and outside.

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He said: “The event is a sensitisation concept that we believe the Corp Marshal would be delighted to see. It is a unique one. It has never been this way, especially with women.

“No matter what you give to a woman, you can be sure it will be well reproduced. When we have an opportunity like this to express activities of FRSC and what we have achieved, it will help in assisting us in broadcasting it to the members of the public and also in building a better society.

“When you have reasons to buy a used Nigerian car, people tend to purchase vehicles driven by women. It is of the belief that such a vehicle has not been manhandled or driven recklessly and is well maintained. That is what we should all maintain.”

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Founder and Publisher, ‘on the Highway Africa’, Julie Chi-Nwaoha, said the event was a campaign designed to inform, educate and sensitise female road users to the rules and regulations that guide the art of driving for safety.

Chi-Nwaoha, who doubles as the Celebrity Special Marshal with the FRSC, said WOW was set up to create a mutually beneficial relationship in educating and sensitising road users, especially women on matters relating to safety, among other related matters that will inspire and empower women.

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