The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC has advised drivers to take a 15-minute break after every four hours of driving in order to reduce fatigue.
Assistant Corps Commander, Apapa Command, Sikiru Aduloju, gave the advice during a sensitisation talk at The Redeemed Evangelical Mission TREM, Festac Town, Lagos.
He said fatigue could lead to accidents because when drivers are tired, they could take poor decisions.
He further advised drivers to avoid other factors that could cause accidents such as discussing sensitive topics while driving, either through phone calls or with a passenger.
Aduloju cautioned against what he referred to as Road Accident Immunity Deception Syndrome RAIDS.
According to him, RAIDS is a situation where drivers know their vehicles are faulty but insist on driving it because they have prayed.
He urged the public to drive with caution, particularly in the “ember” months, which he said was a period with lots of activities and movements.