A non-governmental Organization (NGO), Eye Opener, on Monday carried out a sensitization campaign to major motor parks in Kaduna to enlighten commercial drivers on the need for safe driving to reduce the high rate of traffic accidents.
Mrs. Magret Julius, President of the organization said most traffic accidents were avoidable, noting that it was important for drivers to avoid drugs, over speeding and dangerous driving. She noted that some of the vehicles should have been off the road because of their rickety conditions and advised the drivers to always ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before embarking on any journey.
An official of the drivers union at Mando motor park, Alhaji Sani Uba commended the NGO for the enlightenment and assured that the drivers union was doing it’s best to ensure that drivers obey traffic rules and regulations.
He said their major challenge is the proliferation of illegal motor parks and appealed to the Kaduna State Government and road safety officials to close such motor parks. On his part, Mr. Usman Garba of Public Enlightenment Department of FRSC in Kaduna called on the drivers to install speed limiting devices in their vehicles to help in curtailing over speeding and road accidents.
He said the state and federal governments are doing a lot towards the repair of major roads, to make driving safer.