The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says there is need to use bicycle as a means of transportation in order to reduce Road Traffic Crashes.
Sector Commander of the Corps in Edo State, Mr Henry Benamaisia, stated this on Thursday at an event to commemorate the 2021 World Bicycle Day in the state.
Benamaisia said that the FRSC with its goal of reducing road accidents by 15 per cent and fatalities by 20 per cent supported cycling as a means of transportation.
He noted that it was generally believed that the adoption of Non Motorised Transportation would go a long way in not just reducing accidents, but in promoting healthy living.
Benamaisia said the advantage of bicycle included the fact that it was simple to maintain, affordable, reliable, environmentally friendly, promoted fitness and served as a health booster.
The FRSC commander added that some countries were developing and modifying existing policies to provide the road infrastructure to take care of bicycle lanes and other amenities to make cycling safe and secure.
Benamaisia disclosed that FRSC and the Cycling Federation of Nigeria were working together to ensure that people use bicycles as means of transportation to sustain healthy living.
June 3 every year, was set aside by the United Nations as World Bicycle Day in a bid to promote healthy living among countries and the theme for this year is “Save the Cyclist”.