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Yuletide: NURTW cautions members against reckless driving


NURTWThe National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Bwari branch, has cautioned its members against reckless driving during the yuletide season, to avoid accidents.

Mr Muhammed Idris, the Secretary of the union, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bwari on Friday.

He said that the advice was imperative as it is union’s responsibility to sensitise its members on need to shun reckless driving in order to prevent
motor accidents.

He decried the rising incidence of road crashes on expressways, which, he noted, was mostly caused by
reckless driving.

Idris said that reckless driving was inimical to other road users just as driving without a valid driver’s licence, among other traffic offences.

“We must be careful while driving, especially during this yuletide season, to ensure that the lives of other road users are not compromised, whether they are car drivers or pedestrians.

“Reckless is usually borne out of a need to intimidate and outperform other road users without regard to the safety of other drivers.”

“Most people drive without giving warnings; however good and however skilled you are, such can amount to reckless driving.”

He gave an assurance that the union would establish partnership with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to sensitise its members more about road signs.

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