SHUN SELF-MEDICATION, DISTRACTED DRIVING – DR TOBOR

Drivers should always keep their wind screen wipers in good order. put their rear view and side mirrors to right use. Women should use these mirrors to view on-coming vehicles rather than for making up their faces.

Dr Ena Tobor of Trauma Care International Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, gave the advise on ‘Oga driver’ Radio Programme ,on Star 101.5fm, Lagos, on August 5, 2015. She decried self –medication, saying that this could be damaging to one`s vital organs. The topic for discussion was, ‘The Unwholesome habits of motorists’. Also present on the programme was Mr. Austin Unwalugo,  an official of The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

Dr. Tobor pointed out that many drivers use herbal medicine with some chemicals in the name of the traditional gin (Ogogoro).  Some empty capsules into bottles of the gin to drink and end up having serious liver complications. Narrating her experience while on internship as a doctor, she was dismayed at the extremely unhealthy conditions she found among young people below the age of forty,  who  were admitted for severe liver ailments.

On the other hand, Mr. Austin Nwaelugo, stated that understanding road sings is an integral of driving, as these signs , if not well observed can lead to fatal accidents.

Austin explained therefore that the broken lines on the roads mean that a driver is free to overtake and that if the lines are unbroken, that it is strictly ‘No overtaking’. Drivers should buy the ‘Highway Code’, the driver’s handbook and read regularly to know the road signs, traffic rules and regulations and become good drivers so that we can have ‘Safer Roads and Fuller Lives’.

‘OgaDriver’ is a highly informative, educative and entertaining 30 minute multi-lingual radio programme on Star 101.5fm, anchored by Kunle Job and sponsored by Great Nigeria Insurance Plc. GNI Plc, a leading insurance company in Nigeia, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10.15am.

 

 

 

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