TIPPER DRIVERS IN ANAMBRA STATE TOLD TO MAINTAIN SANITY ON THE ROAD

anambra3The Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra State has warned tipper drivers against reckless driving, overloading and over speeding on the roads.

The Sector Commander of the Corps in the state, Mr Sunday Ajayi gave the warning during the sensitization of Anambra State Tipper Drivers Association on the dangers of reckless driving and over speeding in Awka, the state capital.

Mr Ajayi said thirty-three people were killed in seventy-two auto crashes involving tipper drivers last year in the state, stressing that such ugly incident would not be allowed to continue unchecked.

He observed that some tipper drivers were reckless on the roads and called for a behavioral change to keep the roads safe.

Mr Ajayi explained that he had received a lot of complaints from members of the public concerning the negative attitudes of the drivers and appealed to the leadership of the association to do all it could to check the situation.

The Sector Commander also warned them against taking alcohol or illicit drugs.

Mr Ajayi noted that, one of the problems facing the tipper drivers in the state was that their leadership was factionalized.

While promising them that the problem would be addressed, the Sector Commander reminded them of the need to install speed limiters in their vehicles, as the enforcement was already on.

In a remark, the President of the Association in the state, Mr Mathias Ukaejiofor, represented by the Secretary, Mr Ejiofor Udekwe thanked the corps for the exercise and appealed to the drivers to avoid overloading,over speeding and reckless driving on the roads.

The event was part of the corps’ efforts to ensure that the tipper drivers maintained sanity on the roads.

High point of the occasion was the testing of the drivers’ high blood pressure.

KEVIN EKEDIEGWU

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