The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Nasarawa State chapter, has advised motorists against over speeding and reckless driving to prevent accidents during the rainy season.
Alhaji Salihu Adamu, the state NURTW Chairman, gave this advice on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen after he paid homage to the Osu Agwada, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, in his palace at Agwada, Agwada Development Area of the state.
He said that the visit was to seek for his royal blessings and support to enable the union succeed.
Adamu also advised passengers to always call the attention of drivers while speeding, driving recklessly and overtaking wrongfully for their safety.
“Members of our union and motorists generally should always observe traffic rules and regulations and avoid reckless driving, speeding and wrongful overtaking to avoid unnecessary accidents especially now that rainy season has set in,’’ he said.
Adamu attributed the high rate of road crashes in the country to over speeding and reckless driving.
He, therefore, urged motorists to avoid speeding in the interest of their lives and the lives of other road users.
The chairman restated the commitment of the union to continue to sensitise its members in order to obey traffic rules and regulations as well as support government policies on transportation.
“We will not relent in our efforts in educating, advising and sensitising our members and other motorists on the need to do the right thing while driving, as we are working to minimise road crashes,” he added.
The chairman appreciated the people of the area for their support towards the activities of the union in the state and called for its sustenance.
Also speaking, Alhaji Abubakar Kana (APC-Kokona West) state constituency, expressed gratitude to the state leadership of the union for approving a branch of the union in the area.
He said that he would continue to collaborate with the members of the union in order to boost transportation system in the area and the state at large.
Earlier, Sadiq, who is the paramount traditional ruler of Agwada chiefdom, urged members of the union to continue to be law abiding and respect constituted authorities in the interest of peace.