STUDENT AND STAFF ORIENTATION BY SPECIAL ROAD SAFETY MARSHAL (RS8.12 UNIT) AT LANDMARK UNIVERSITY, OMU-ARAN, KWARA STATE (Partnerships for the goals)
In furtherance to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as coined by the United Nations, SDG 17 in collaboration with Road safety marshal, Omu-Aran chapter, organized a road user awareness session for members of the University community with the theme: THE ROAD AND YOU. Thesession was anchored on safety of road users within and outside the university community held on the 6th of July, 2023 at Landmark University Multipurpose hall.
The session was flagged open by the Registrar of the University who later invited the speaker, SPECIAL MARSHAL ABIODUN OKUNOLA to the podium.
It was indeed an insightful presentation as the guest facilitator, SPECIAL MARSHAL ABIODUN OKUNOLA took to the floor to do justice to the discourse. As an astute academic turned Special marshal. The speaker enlightened the apt audience that comprised of members of University management ably lead by the Vice-Chancellor, faculty, staff and students of Landmark University as well as other special marshals present. The speaker’s presentation provided valuable information on the different types of roads and road users, highlighting the importance of safety rules for pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and vehicle drivers. Additionally, the speaker discussed the significance of intelligent driving solutions in improving road safety, particularly in urban areas.
Furthermore, the speaker highlighted the association between risky behaviors on the road and the type of road users and time exposure. For example, pedestrians may have difficulty understanding and adhering to traffic rules that govern their interactions with drivers. Moreover, individuals who drive more frequently are more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as speeding and committing traffic offenses. In conclusion, it is crucial to prioritize the safety of all road users and implement intelligent driving solutions that can enhance road safety in rural and urban areas as well as the university community.