GTU Urge Drivers to Adhere to Traffic Rules as Tobaski Approaches


By Nelson Manneh

The Executive Committee of the General Transport Union (GTU) reminds all road users, especially drivers, to observe traffic rules and regulations during the Eid festivities.

The Executive Committee of the GTU emphasizes the importance of maintaining road-worthy vehicles, calling on drivers and vehicle owners to ensure their vehicles are in optimal condition.

Mr Omar Ceesay, the President of the General Transport Union, said road users are advised to adhere to traffic signals and road signs. 

“Drivers are particularly cautioned to avoid over speeding, as it is a leading cause of fatal accidents,” he warns.

The GTU Boss also urged parents to be vigilant and exercise due diligence in supervising their children during the Eid celebrations. This precaution will help prevent road accidents involving children, he said.

“It is well-known that the incidence of accidents increases during festive periods. Therefore, we remind our members and all road users of their responsibility to protect lives; the life you save may be your own,” he said.

Drivers are urged to thoroughly check their vehicle brakes, lights, backlights, signals, headlamps, and windshields, he added.

“Truck drivers are advised to safely park their vehicles off the road in the event of a breakdown to prevent accidents involving other road users. We remind all drivers of the importance of using triangular reflectors in the event of a breakdown. Reflectors should be placed at a reasonable distance to warn oncoming vehicles and avoid accidents,” Ceesay advised. 

“Drivers are strictly cautioned against using stones, logs, branches, or grasses as warnings, as these can cause serious accidents,” he added.

Mr. Ceesay said road safety is everyone’s responsibility. 

“We ask for the public’s cooperation and understanding in ensuring safety during the festive period,” he concluded.