Avoid traveling at night, especially during the yuletide, because night journey could put you in more danger, particularly accident.

You must have heard this warning several times but with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) now giving same warning, this is one more reason to take it seriously.

The Head of Imo/Abia operations unit of the agency, Mr Evans Ugoh, gave the advice at the inauguration of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) 2018 Ember Month Safety Campaign in Owerri on Friday.

Ugoh said his advice followed the fact that rescue operations were usually not very successful at night, adding that more than 80 per cent of accidents during the yuletide occurred in the night.

“We all know the state of the roads in Nigeria, government is trying to improve on the roads in the country but for the time being, motorists should stop embarking on night journey.

“Night journey is dangerous and not advisable for any traveler; emergency response operation is usually more effective during the day than night.

“Transport companies would want to run day and night, especially during this yuletide to make their gains, but it is not safe for anybody, so please don’t travel in the night, “he said.

Aside from accident, traveling in the night also poses more danger to travellers in terms of armed robbery attack.

If you are also one of the Nigerians who do not have the culture of checking the fitness of their vehicle before travelling; you are also at risk as this is one of the major causes of road crashes.

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