The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on Wednesday in Barkin Ladi, Plateau State advised the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to stop issuing driver’s licence to drug addicts and motorists who consumed alcohol and other hard substances.
Alhaji Ahmadu Haruna, Chairman of the Union in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau, gave the advice on Wednesday at the launch of the 2019 Ember Months Campaign organised by the Bukuru Unit Command of FRSC in Barkin Ladi
Alhaji Ahmadu Haruna, advised the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to subject applicants of drivers license thorough medical checks to ascertain their level of fitness to ply the highways with vehicles
Alhaji Ahmadu Haruna addressing thee corps, said:
“We want to call on FRSC to stop issuing driver’s license to drivers who consume alcohol and other hard drugs.
“These are the category of persons who don’t respect traffic rules and regulations; indulge in speeding, overloading and other forms of recklessness on the roads.
“We in NURTW don’t have the powers to arrest them or even stop them from driving, particularly that they have been licensed by the authority concerned.
“So, we are calling on FRSC to conduct proper checks before issuing a license to drivers,” he advised.
Alhaji Ahmadu Haruna, Chairman of the Union also admonished commercial drivers and all motorists to support and co-operate with the FRSC in its bid to check accidents and ensure safe motoring environment for all.