Motorists React To FG’s Order To Eliminate Speed Breakers

speed breakers, motorists, FG, HighwaysMotorists as well as residents of some communities have been reacting to the ‘no speed breakers’ directive by the Federal Government.

This is sequel to the directive by Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, ‎that all speed breakers on federal highways be removed.

Those agitating for the speed breakers to remain have insisted that they are necessary, in order to control the speed of motorists on the highways.

They believe that several lives have been lost to road accidents as a result of over-speeding by motorists, especially as some motorists indulge in drunk driving.

Some citizens are, however, in support of the government’s order for the removal of the speed breakers.

Motorists especially have complained that the speed breakers damage their vehicles, insisting that they are of no advantage on the highways.

Federal Controller of Works in Ondo State, Hezekiah Kehinde, in an interview with Channels Television, opined that ‎speed breakers are not part of road design.

According to him, “they are illegal and they even cause accidents”.

Channels TV also spoke with two transporters, Adewale Ojo and Kayode Agbeyanju, who were also of the view that the speed breakers should be removed from the highways.

Meanwhile, an Assistant Corps‎ Marshall in the Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC), Wole Olaniran, has suggested that it is rather “preferable for speed limit devices to be installed in vehicles, in order to limit the speed of motorists”.

Accident Kills Two On Akure-Owo Highway

AccidentA ghastly motor accident has claimed the lives of two commuters along the Akure-Owo Federal Highway in southwest Nigeria.

The accident, which occurred when it was raining at about 6:30PM on Sunday, involved a tanker filled with diesel and two other commuter vehicles.

The tanker lost control and hit the two cars from behind. One of the cars was said to be empty while the other one was crushed with the two passengers in it.

Some of the sympathisers who spoke to Channels Television at the scene of the accident lamented the high rate of accidents in the area.

While some of the residents called for the dualisation ‎of the road, others asked for speed breakers to be constructed on the road.

They noted that very close to the scene is the Federal Government Girls’ College, Akure where travellers going to Ikare, Abuja and other towns on the route usually stand to get quick cabs.

While confirming the mishap, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, DSP Femi Joseph, said that the accident is being investigated.

He added that the victims were yet to be identified and appealed to members of the public whose relations are missing to contact Police authorities.