The management of ABC Transport has called on the Federal Government and other tiers of government to hasten the rehabilitation and upgrading of deplorable highways across the country.
Speaking at the company’s annual accident free campaign, the Deputy Managing Director, ABC Transport, Mr. Jude Nneji said driving on the highways has become more dangerous than ever as a result of poor state of the road and heavy traffic.
According to him, it is unlikely that a greater percentage of the motorists are largely untrained, thus posing danger to other road users.
He gave the theme of this year’s programme as “Defensive driving in a chaotic road traffic situation in Nigeria and West Africa.”
The ABC DMD also urged the Federal Roads Safety Corps to strengthen its capacity, field patrols and deploy more advanced information and communication technology to ease their operation.
As part of its safety measures, he said that ABC had installed speed limiters in some of its buses and would have to installed this safety device in every ABC vehicle before the end of the year.
He said: “The management has taken time to install advanced GPS tracking in all the buses. This is to reinforce safety consciousness, practice and standard associated with the short, long distance and cross border transport business.”
Nnaji told the company’s cabin crew members, comprising drivers and conductors, the importance of this year’s safety campaign, which he noted, was in line with the organisation’s objective of protecting lives and property of its passengers.