Peace Mass Transit PMB Accidents: NGO Urges Company To Investigate Cause Of Incessant Crashes

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July 1st, 2016 – Peace Mass Transit PMB Accidents: NGO Urges Company To Investigate Cause Of Incessant Crashes & Retrain Drivers

Indeed, it is sad to imagine the huge economic and psychological burden road crash bring to families of the victims especially in a country like Nigeria where most travelers are not covered by any appropriate or efficient insurance policy. Certainly, it is an indisputable fact that many incidents of road crash have been associated with PEACE Mass Transport Company and it is least surprising that many negative views have been expressed against the Management of Peace Mass.

Indeed, the situation calls for a thorough investigation in the operations of Peace mass to enable the company improve its accident prevention measures especially on those that relate to human errors. Whilst acknowledging that no preventable road death should be allowed, it is also important to state that the Management of Peace mass must be highly disturbed about these ugly incidents as they add no credit to its image but only deplete its assets. However, any objective analyst on road safety ought to know that some of these incidents are unpreventable because of the poor conditions of Nigerian roads. Infact, road crashes are not peculiar to Peace mass but for its huge fleet operations which may be about the biggest in Nigeria, so it sure takes its proportionate share of road mishaps.

This is really why when a vehicle of Peace mass gets involved in a road crash; it appears as if all their vehicles are unsafe. In as much as such conclusions on Peace mass are not very correct, there is great need for the company to take apt steps to improve on its safety practices. The recent step of installing speed limiters in over 300 vehicles in its fleet is highly commendable but this is not enough. The peace mass drivers need proper monitoring, observance of good rest to avoid fatigue and special driving lessons. Given the highly beneficial services the Peace Mass renders to millions of road users in Nigeria at relative affordable rates and the dearth of alternative transportation companies that wide reach, it is obvious that Peace mass has become a necessity. Thus, the need to ensure that its management engages in safer road use practices cannot be over emphasized. I suggest the Management of Peace mass conducts proper research on road crashes involving its vehicles, seek a special partnership initiative with the Management of the FRSC that will assist it in reorienting its drivers and modernize its operations to fit acceptable standard practices of fleet operations.

Again, Peace Mass vehicles are not crash magnets but its Management should take immediate steps to enhance the safety of its passengers and vehicles whilst offering its passengers a channel to report its defaulting drivers.

Angela Nwokolo
Member, PATVORA Initiative, Road safety NGO, [email protected]

5 thoughts on “Peace Mass Transit PMB Accidents: NGO Urges Company To Investigate Cause Of Incessant Crashes

  1. A timely piece, and properly composed. The relatively large number of PMT vehicles should, though not necessarily, correspond to more frequent road accident cases involving their vehicles than other companies. Noting this alone tells me that the writer is a good analyst.

    Thousands are now wary of that name, PMT. You see mothers warning their daughters not to ever use PMT as thought their buses ferry straight to hell. A wake up call for their safety unit.

    But as for me, this is a company I don’t know what will stop me from patronizing. God abeg!

  2. May God have mercy. I hope pmt will take necessary steps to investigate the cause of accidents lately.

  3. Their drivers are not helping matters. They are the cause of accidents. They move on a high speed and take no precautions. I have entered their vehicle like twice and it was hell on earth.

  4. without the NGO urging them to investigate the incessant accident in their company,they should know and do that as a matter of duty and responsibility

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