Transport unions to deepen consciousness of members against reckless driving in Ebonyi

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ebonyi Council, has expressed readiness to embark on a traffic law sensitisation programme for it 25 branches across the state.

The council’s Chairman, Mr Anthony Ewa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abakaliki that the union was now ready to educate drivers on the dangers in reckless driving.

Ewa said that the enlightenment would focus against reckless driving, speeding and regular inspection of the vehicle to ensure the safety of commuters.

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He said that members to be enlightened included chairmen, secretaries and treasurers of the 25 branches in the state to carry out the same programme to commercial drivers in their domains.

“Nothing has changed between Ember and other months. The only change is people’s attitude towards the months.

“We will continue to sensitise our members to instil discipline and caution to ensure safety on our roads.

“If any member is caught driving recklessly or the vehicle particulars are not complete, we will seize such vehicles and hand them over to the Police,” Ewa said.

The chairman urged drivers to avoid flouting traffic laws and observe road orders for safety.

He applauded the state government for the good road infrastructure across the state.

Mr Paulinus Attam, Chairman, Motorcycle Transport Union of Nigeria (MTUN), Ebonyi Chapter, told NAN that motorcycle riders had always been warned to take precautionary measures for safety.

“We have taskforce across 13 local government areas of the state to check the excesses of our commercial otherwise called “Okada” riders.

“We are always trained by the Federal Road Safety Commission and the state’s Traffic Officers on the rules and regulations of traffic to guide riders against road crashes.

“There has been compliance on this while another exercise will commence soon and will continue with such enlightenment,” Attam said.

NAN.

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