If you are a Christian and you have the habit of disobeying traffic laws and officials of the FRSC or even LASTMA, then you are disobeying God.

This is not to say these officials have become your God but according to the Plateau State FRSC Sector Commander, Pat Emeordi, safety laws are as important as the 10 Commandments.

The campaign kicked off on Sunday at the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Gigiring, Jos, with Mrs Emeordi declaring that the initiative is aimed at reducing road crashes.

“Our visit to this Church today (Sunday) is to commemorate the 4th UN Global Safety Week.

“The theme for this year’s UN Safety Week is `Managing Speed’; we are focusing on that and want to urge all motorists to obey speed limits,” she said.

She urged Christians to obey traffic rules just as they obey God’s tenets so as to rid Nigeria of crashes on its highways.

“As Christians, we respect and obey God’s commandments; we should equally obey traffic rules and regulations.

“God created roads for safety and not for us to die on them. He also created the traffic regulations so that we shall obey them toward safety. So, if we refuse to obey traffic regulations, we are disobeying God,” she said.

Noting that road accidents do not recognise wealth or status, she challenged Nigerians to support the campaign by cautioning drivers to adhere to regulations.

She warned drivers against exceeding speed limits, overloading and use of mobile phones while driving.