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FRSC to impound container-trucks without proper latching


[FILES] FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi. Photo/Twitter/FRSCNigeria

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has decried the continuous carriage of containers by flatbed trailers without proper latching on the highways.

Due to this, the FRSC Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement at the weekend in Abuja, said Oyeyemi had ordered immediate impoundment of such vehicles by patrol teams anytime they are sighted.

According to Kazeem, the Corps Marshal, in a bid to get such dangerous trailers off the road, has cemented partnership with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to ensure that such vehicles are not allowed to leave the ports in the first instance unless on the condition of full compliance of the latching and with other maximum safety standards.


Oyeyemi, who spoke on the dangers of such to other road users, said that apart from the dangers to lives and property, these containers when they fall on the highways or any part of the road, could easily lead to unnecessary road obstruction that would cause undue hardship to motorists who will have much of their travelling time wasted on the road before the obstruction is cleared.

“So, in order to avert this and put a stop to further recurrence, the Corps Marshal has directed the operatives of the Corps to be on red alert and impound at sight any of such trailers found in the act,” the statement said.

Kazeem also revealed that the Corps would achieve this in a friendly-collaboration with other law enforcement agencies.

He also urged the public to take advantage of the National Traffic Radio 107.1 FM or the toll free 122 numbers to report any of such trailers seen on the highways without proper latching of containers.

He gave the National Traffic Radio numbers to call at all times as 09067000015, 0805299 8090.

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