The Cross River State Chief Vehicle Officer (VIO), Sir Bepeh Paul has said that about 40 per cent of drivers who ply the roads cannot see properly.
Paul made the assertion when he visited some motor parks in Calabar in the company of the Director General of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, to mark the United Nations Safety Week in Calabar.
Hence, he stressed the need for road users to always be careful at all times.
He said it was pertinent for stakeholders in the transport sector to synergize strongly for continuous awareness campaigns and proper sensitization of the public on safety.
He said this would plays a vital role in the transportation business to reduce accident rates in the state as well as achieve their set goals as major stakeholders in transportation.
He charged drivers to see themselves as key to the safety of lives and property on the roads.
Also speaking the Dr Betta Edu advised the drivers to be careful with what they eat and drink and also sleep very well before plying the road.
She said they must be in good state of health before for the safety of the passengers they carry and other road users.
She assured continuous synergy with the VIO in the state in ensuring that lives and property of the people are secure.
Vehicle inspections and free medical checks were carried out for the drivers of the motor parks visited. Free insecticide treated mosquito nets were also distributed to the drivers.