If you must drive, don’t drink, LG boss warns drivers

Mr Akeem Bello, the Chairman, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, has advised drivers to desist from driving under the influence of alcohol to stem accidents, especially during the festive period.

Bello, who gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Ota, Ogun, noted that alcohol intake had been the major cause of road crashes in the country.

He said, ”If you must drive, you must not drink, and if you must drink, don’t drive.

“Alcohol can increase crash risk as it makes drivers develop poor judgment of distance and sometimes affects the sharpness of their vision, which sometimes results in an accident.

“Why do we want to turn our citizens to widows, widowers, orphans and physically challenged people, when we can prevent such crashes.

The council chairman said that some superstitious belief about the ember months were not true, because most of the crashes were caused by human errors.

Bello implored commercial drivers and individuals to stay away from alcohol while driving as the yuletide was fast approaching and brings more activities on the highways.


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