Buhari Lectures Road Users on Safety Measures

President Muhammadu Buhari has given some pointers on what is expected of road users during this period of festivities.

He listed such duties to include avoiding abuse of the roads and compliance with the nation’s traffic laws as stipulated in the Highway Code.

According to the President, who was represented by the Minister of WaterResources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, abuse of the roads could take the form of overloading of vehicles and trucks, which accelerates pavement damage and may also spill petroleum products.

Buhari hinted that such a petrol spill could dissolve all the components on the road and allow water to penetrate, therefore, converting the road shoulders to permanent parking places.

The above, he said, brings the onset of road failure from the shoulder. “We must all do our best to avoid these practices, report them when they occur and act lawfully to stop them.

“Accordingly, for the avoidance of any doubt, I wish to reiterate that the maximum driving speed on this and other Federal Highways nationwide is 100 KM and no more.”

He noted that the investments of the Federal Government in road transport infrastructure has continued to impact positively on communities across the country.

The Minister called on Nigerians, especially the communities through which the roads pass, to take ownership and protect the roads, which, according to him, “have been built to the highest quality of design and workmanship” to enable them to last their designed lifespan.

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