Consultant Cautions Drivers On Safety


Trucks and other heavy
duty drivers plying  Oil Mill in Eleme junction to Onne seaport in Rivers State, have been advised to regard safety as their watchword.
A safety  expert  and consultant, Dr Job Akien Alli made the appeal in a chat with The Tide  correspondent  in Port Harcourt.
Alli said the drivers should be  cautioned to always regard safety  of other  road users as paramount, saying  that it is pertinent that some drivers of heavy duty vehicles over-take and over -speed at random, thereby putting the lives of other roads users in danger.
According to him, he observed with dismay that even some truck drivers conveying containers to their  destinations do not lash them to the trucks which also poses a great threat to other motorists  and people doing  business along the areas.
The safety consultant said the  risk involved in such careless act could be enormous as the container could fall along the road and  cause  harm to people as well  as  traffic gridlock.
Alli lamented that some have  formed the habit of over-speeding  not minding the condition of the road, stressing that those group of drivers  ought  to be cautioned by the law enforcement  agents and other relevant  authorities inorder to protect lives and properties of other road users.
He also condemned some rickety trucks used by some drivers in conveying conditioners and other goods  at the various seaports in the state, and opined that it was an eyesore and condemnable.
The expert called on the Nigerian Police, the Nigeria  Customs Services, the  Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO’s) and  also the Ports Security and Safety officers  to take the ports security and safety officers to take precautionary measures in arresting and prosecuting such erring drivers inorder to serve as deterrent  to others, adding that as the rainy season  finally sets in, motorists  should drive safely to avoid lose of lives and properties.