The National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, has called on its members not to drink or use telephones while driving as this could lead to road accidents or deaths which are usually on the rise at the end of the year.
President of the union, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, said this during a nationwide tour of branches of the union.
Baruwa said, “We have to sanitise our motor parks very well, we have been hearing a lot of unpleasant things in the media about drivers.
“Drivers have to be careful when driving, and obey traffic laws. They should refrain from drinking alcohol while driving. They should also avoid making use of their phones while driving. They have to be cautious of these things especially in these ember months.”
Baruwa also called on drivers to get educated or learn new skills so as not to depend on a single means of livelihood.