Senate Orders Removal Of Speed Bumps On Federal Roads
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to remove all speed bumps indiscriminately erected on federal highways nationwide.
In a motion moved by Barnabas Gemade, PDP-Benue and Stella Oduah, PDP-Anambra, the Senate observed that speed bumps are placed on almost all federal highways ”by whoever wanted, thereby causing agony for road users.”
The Senate noted that highways are meant for smooth traffic flow and thus there should be no constraints restricting the free flow of traffic.
“We cannot totally eradicate speed bumps because of highly congested communities and schools on the highways. In this case, there is a need for control. Where we need to have bumps, there is a need to have signs like ‘one kilometre ahead’ so as to reduce accidents,” Mr. Akpabio noted.
After the debate, the Senate directed the ministry to remove all speed bumps indiscriminately erected off federal highways nationwide and to regulate and standardise erection where speed bumps must be located.