As part of efforts to reduce the alarming rate of accidents caused by tricycle riders, members of Clans Club International (Rivers State Chapter) in conjunction with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have embarked on a sensitisation of tricycle riders on traffic rules in parts of Port Harcourt in commeration of their 36th anniversary.

Chairman of the Rivers state chapter of Clan Club International (CCI) Mr. Nwachukwu Joe led members of the Non-Governmental organisation to sensitise tricycle riders within Elioparanwo, Ogbogoro and St John’s Rumuolumeni axis of Obio-Akpor Rivers state to sensitise the tricycle riders on the need to drive safely.

Nwachukwu emphasized the need for the riders to avoid the intake of alcohol and drugs before or while driving as well and obey safety rules and regulations in the course of their duties.

Mr Okedi,Vice chairman NURTW (Tricycle section)

” We are using this sensitisation program to mark our 36th anniversary, we chosed the tricycle operators because we discovered most of the tricycle operators actually operate without obeying traffic rules and you will also notice that most of them do not adhere to this rules because they were not properly trained. If you look around you will see we don not actually have driving schools that carter for the need of tricycle operators so we felt it was good we use this opportunity to sensitise them on the need to adhere to the traffic rules and solicit with members of the FRSC to see if they could encourage persons who operate driving schools to have sections that will carter for the needs of tricycle operators” he said.

On her part the Public Enlightenment campaign officer of the FRSC Deputy Route Commander Juliana Ugo Eni while addressing members of the group expressed happiness over the move by the Clans Club International towards saving lives.

Juliana also encouraging road users to always obey traffic rules said ” We are happy that you are volunteering in Joining us to save lives, members of the public should always endeavour they obey traffic rules, this will help reduce the rate of accidents on our roads”.

Also speaking during the sensitisation exercise, vice chairman of National Union Of Road Transport Workers (Tricycle section) Mr Okedi Amos, commended the group for the enlightenment which he said will reduce accidents on the roads.

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