Yuletide: NURTW cautions members against reckless driving

National of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Sabo branch, Kaduna, has cautioned its members against reckless driving during Yuletide to avoid accidents.

Mr Ibrahim Ado, Secretary of Union, gave advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Saturday.

According to Ado, during Yuletide, most drivers have tendency of making money by going for more trips which often lead to reckless driving and accident.

“Greed is what usually lead to speeding, hence increased road crashes during this period.

“We have on a continuous basis, held sensitisation meetings with our members to regulate number of trips bearing in mind that there is usually increase vehicular movement during Yuletide.

“It is better to be alive than be in a hurry to make money and at end of day lose your life and that of other innocent passengers,” Ado said.

He noted that the was collaborating with other agencies including; Kaduna State Traffic and Environmental Law Enforcement Agency (KASTELEA), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and police to ensure sanity on roads, especially during Yuletide.

Ado also cautioned members to be security conscious and desist from picking passengers on highway.

“There had been cases where drivers were victim of kidnaping because they picked passengers on highway,” he said.

He, however, advised members of public to patronise private vehicles while traveling, but go to recognised motor parks and fill passenger’s manifest before take off. (NAN)