UNIBEN pedestrian bridge: EDSTMA adopts behavioural change to win compliance

UNIBEN pedestrian bridge: EDSTMA adopts behavioural change to win compliance

The Edo State Traffic Control and Management Agency (EDSTMA) has adopted change in behavioural pattern to win compliance on the use of pedestrian bridge adjacent University of Benin (UNIBEN) main gate. The newly constructed pedestrian which cost a great deal of tax payers money, was constructed by Edo State government in 2018 to mitigate against

The Edo State Traffic Control and Management Agency (EDSTMA) has adopted change in behavioural pattern to win compliance on the use of pedestrian bridge adjacent University of Benin (UNIBEN) main gate.

The newly constructed pedestrian which cost a great deal of tax payers money, was constructed by Edo State government in 2018 to mitigate against road crashes in the area.

 Before this intervention, most students of the institution and other pedestrians have been extremely nimble in crossing the busy road located in the Ugbowo axis of Benin City.

Some officials of the Edo State Transport Control and Management Agency (EDSTMA) during a sensitization campaign at the pedestrian bridge adjacent UNIBEN main gate.

Under this initiative, the Managing Director, EDSTMA, Oloriegbe Ade, has charged students of the University of Benin and other pedestrians in the area on the importance of using the bridge.

He urged them to take advantage of the bridge and adhere to other road safety tips.

Oloriegbe, revealed this at a sensitization campaign at the pedestrian bridge.

According to him, “We are here today on a sensitization programme for the students and pedestrians. 

“We have recorded a number of casualties from students crossing the road without adhering to precautionary measures. So, the State built the bridge to provide them with a safe way to cross the road.

“We are here with our full sensitization team and would want the students to know that this is a project for them and that it would only be foolhardy to have a pedestrian bridge here and they would not use it.”

He stated  that the state government and EDSTMA are concerned about the welfare and safety of the students, which informed the sensitization campaign.

One of the students, Miss Etinosa Igbinoba, applauded the State government for the project.

She suggested that a rail guide be constructed to demarcate the road so as to discourage pedestrians from not using the bridge.

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