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Roads agency warns motorists of inclement weather

14 January 2015, 08:03Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists to be safety conscious during the harmattan season, which has enveloped most parts of the country.

The agency urged motorists to be wary of the foggy weather condition, early morning and late evening mist, which is usually associated with the harmattan season.

According to a statement from the corps sensitization unit, the dry and dusty wind impaired vision while driving in the early and late hours of the day.

“It is also instructive to note that in severe conditions, dust haze could blot out road markings, signage and other road furniture over wider areas, making driving an extreme difficult exercise. Consequently, motorists are strictly warned to drive with lights on low beam in view of reflections from high beams, which heighten poor visibility of drivers,” FRSC stated.

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The agency noted that with the onset of the harmattan season, drivers must adjust their driving to meet conditions on the road and drive with high level of safety consciousness in bad weather.

“Motorists are advised to embark on daily routine check of their vehicles before entering the road, stressing that apart from the wipers, brakes, non-defective windscreen and functional lights, other aspect of vehicles like radiators for water and defrosters are also very necessary for road safety,” FRSC advised.

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