Riding of bicycles by Nigerians has been viewed by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) as a means of effective
transportation that would reduce traffic on roads.
This was revealed by Corps Marshal of FRSC, Mr Osita Chidoka,during the inauguration of Bicycle riding as part of Africa Road Safety Day 2013 and World Day of Remembering
Road Traffic Crash Victims.
Mr Osita Chidoka who was represented by Danjuma Garba, Deputy
Corps Marshal in charge of Motor Vehicle Administration, said the campaign was to show
that "riding of bicycles is a healthy physical exercise. "Physically, people live longer when they use bicycles and the campaign is aimed at getting every road user in this country to embrace the use of bicycles.
"This is necessary so that we have safer roads. In terms of
environment, riding bicycles would also reduce pollution and
traffic congestion'', he added.
The corps marshal also urged bicycle riders to ride safely using their helmets and be in the right frame of mind.