The leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has been called upon to ensure that their members observed stipulated guidelines of boarding passengers.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Zonal Commanding Officer RS9, Enugu, Mr Owoimaha Odoma made this call on Friday in Owerri.
Odoma said the call became necessary as violation of COVID-19 protocol by motorists could further escalate the dreaded virus in various communities.
The Commanding Officer said,“COVID-19 is real and it is our duty to help the government enforce compliance and that is why I have been on the road to monitor movement of vehicles.
“Accident rate has reduced drastically in the zone due to the visibility of officials of FRSC on the road; we have also recorded some successes since we began the ‘Operation Zero Tolerance”.
Udoma, who is the zonal inspection head on FRSC ‘Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Violation’, warned motorists against over speeding.
“We embarked on road monitoring in the states under the zone and we have observed that violations of speed and COVID-19 guidelines were the major challenges on the road during this period.
“We started this road inspection on December 12; we will conclude it on January 15. We are calling on road users to maintain all the road traffic rules including COVID-19 guidelines,” he said.
Udoma commended Sector Commanders under the zone for showing capacity during the period of yuletide and warned against night journeys.
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