FG Plans New Vehicle Safety Policy to Avoid Road Accidents

FG Plans New Vehicle Safety Policy to Avoid Road Accidents

The Federal Government has revealed plans to introduce a new policy in the transport sector in order to enhance full compliance in the use of vehicle safety kits by motorists.

The Minister of Transportation, Saidu Alkali, made this known in Abuja on Thursday during a sensitisation programme on road safety and use of automobile safety kits organised by the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria.

During the programme organised in collaboration with the West Africa Automobile Services Limited, a company registered in Egypt to produce safety kits, the minister revealed that countless lives could be saved if drivers abode by simple road etiquettes.

The minister, who was represented by the Director, Road Transport and Mass Transit Administration in the ministry, Musa Ibrahim, said, “This initiative is a welcome development. We want to thank President Bola Tinubu for creating an investment atmosphere to allow the our brothers from West Africa Automobile Services Limited come to the country to invest.

“We will ensure that in no distance time, we put in a policy to aid the use of safety kit and make the scheme a success. We know the number of lives that would have been saved if there were safety kits.”

President, RTEAN, Musa Maitakobi, said the intention of the collaboration and launch of the kits was to transfer the investment to the Nigerian economy.

Maitakobi, who was represented by the Deputy RTEAN President, Muhammad Bushara, noted that by strategically partnering with businesses, individuals, and community organisations, the association aims to raise awareness on the importance of automobiles safety kits in vehicles.