The National Road Safety Authority on 14th February 2019 cautions drivers to adapt to the changes in weather conditions through a press release issued by the Communication Unit of Authority.
On Tuesday, the weather pattern changed resulting in an outburst of dry and hazy conditions. The recurrent harmattan has created visibility challenges for motorist especially at dawn and after sunset. Driving in these conditions is considered hazardous to road users and requires a lot of tact and good judgment.
Also, pedestrians who exercise by walking and jogging must also wear reflective clothing to improve visibility in order to reduce the risk of been knocked down by a vehicle.
According to the National Road and Safety Authority, drivers are cautioned to adapt their driving to the changing weather conditions by observing the following;
1. Use low beam headlights
2. Leave a reasonable distance between you and other vehicles
3. Exercise patience
4. Keep your windows and mirrors clean
5. Avoid high speed
6. Avoid unnecessary overtaking
7. Carry your double-function
However, a driver must carry along advance warning triangles and place them at a distance of not less than 45meters for broken vehicles.
Road safety starts with you. Drive and walk carefully.