Emmanuel O. Alemede, Olusakin Oluniyi


Mass media in the twentieth century has revealed that safety in the Nigerian high way is yet to improve, compared to what a developing country should be experiencing. Several reports on mishaps both in the dailies and other forms of media have been displayed concerning the roads in Nigeria without a lasting solution being propounded. Several attempts, measures, and efforts have been put in place to including the enactment of laws and the introduction of goals both at the international land local level to curb or reduce the level of road accidents and loss of life and properties which is daily increasing in the last decade. Some of these efforts include billboards, television programs. The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) was established in 1988 with the great responsibility of advocating, educating, identifying road-users' risk induced behaviors and punishment of road traffic offenders (FRSC, 2007). This commissioning was a result of the continuous increase in the trend of road accidents on Nigerian roads and highways. However, the public enlightenment unit of the FRSC is charged with the responsibility of educating the public especially drivers on the use of highways and the necessary precaution for safety drive. There is another medium through which the government agency in charge of transportation and road safety in Nigeria has employed in other to reduce the mishaps on the high ways one of which is making their presence known through highway patrolling and mounting roadblocks.

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