The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, has advised motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations to stem crashes on highways.
Mr Anthony Uga, Ogun Sector Commander of the Corps, gave the advice in an interview with NAN on Monday in Ota, Ogun.
NAN reports that the FRSC was reacting to an accident involving a DAF truck with registration no KMC 810 ZB, a Toyota Hiace bus marked TMA 244 XA and an unregistered Mitsubishi pickup.
Five persons were confirmed dead while 12 others were said to be injured in the accident that took place at Foursquare Camp, Ajebo, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday morning.
Uga noted that the accident could have been averted if the drivers had adhered to traffic rules and regulations.
He warned that obeying traffic rules and regulations should be uppermost in the minds of motorists, as this would go a long way to ensure the safety of lives and property on the highways.
“The FRSC is appealing to motorists to apply common sense in speed and be careful, especially during downpours to prevent road crashes.
“They should ensure that their vehicles have no mechanical deficiency and that components of their vehicles are functioning well.
“In addition, motorists need to take adequate rest so that they would be psychologically sound to drive their vehicles to avert crashes,” he said.