Debunking a huge misconception about road safety
Feb26

Debunking a huge misconception about road safety

Yesterday (25th February, 2017), I discovered a huge misconception about road safety and crossing roads. Infact I had the misfortune of seeing a tweet on road safety and kids that I didn’t agree with. In my very unusual fashion, I was quick to call the tweeter to order but it didn’t go down well. I call it unusual because on social media I try to keep a low profile and respect people’s opinion. I poked my nose into...

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Nigeria: Our roads are getting deadlier!
Sep03

Nigeria: Our roads are getting deadlier!

I remember returning from a wedding in Ibadan 2 weekends ago, there was a broken down truck (lorry) in the middle of the road and another smaller car which seemed to have driven straight into the truck. You could see blood on the air bag and the front and side of the small vehicle was terribly crushed – my conclusion was that the car was travelling at night and of course didn’t see the broken down truck, so kept driving...

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Child Safety Week 2015: Road Safety for Kids (2)
Jun03

Child Safety Week 2015: Road Safety for Kids (2)

This post is a continuation of my most recent post on road safety for kids. This post is focused on adults. Adults who possibly don’t care about themselves and other road users but should care about the kids in their car and in the cars they encounter they whether they like it or not. Here’s why: 1. Traffic lights are there for a reason. I see many cars jump the red light without regard for cars coming from the opposite or...

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Child Safety Week 2015: Road Safety for Kids (1)
Jun03

Child Safety Week 2015: Road Safety for Kids (1)

“Stop standing behind the car when I am trying to reverse! How many times do I have to tell you that? Next time you do that I am going to punish you!” Yes that’s me telling my little cousin off. The 2015 theme for Child Safety Week is ‘Teatime Terrors’ – events such as drowning and bath water scalds, road accidents caused by heavy traffic while rushing home from school/nursery, and burns and scalds...

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