Stop indiscriminate picking of passengers, NURTW warns drivers
The National Union of Road Transport Workers, Sango-Ota chapter, Ogun State, on Sunday appealed to commercial drivers to desist from indiscriminate picking of passengers on roads.
The Assistant Financial Secretary of the chapter, Mr Sikiru Adekunle, made the appeal in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Ota.
He said that the appeal became necessary to prevent gridlock and reduce articulated vehicles ramming into other vehicles, as well as to check loss of lives.
Adekunle stressed the need for drivers to ensure that their vehicles were properly maintained before embarking on any trip.
He also implored drivers to obey traffic rules and regulations, as well as the traffic personnel on roads.
Adekunle commended the efforts of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) for ensuring sanity and free flow of traffic in Sango-Ota and its environs.
He warned motorists driving against traffic to desist from such act in order to save lives and property.
“The vehicles driving against traffic should be impounded and the traffic enforcement agencies should make sure that such drivers are taken to psychiatric hospital, for mental test,” he said.
Adekunle urged the Federal Government to rehabilitate bad roads in the state to prevent drivers driving against traffic.