FRSC to clampdown on overloaded school buses
To reduce road crashes, Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered field operatives to clampdown on overloaded private school vehicles.
The Corps Marshal added that State Sector Commanders should impound at sight, any private school bus carrying more than the required number of school children.
FRSC spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, who made this known in a statement made available to The Guardian, said that the operation would be carried out in the morning and afternoon when schools close for the day.
“We have tried to enlighten these drivers and the proprietors on many occasions to make them comply with the minimum safety standards on passenger carriage, but they kept contravening the laws.
“The Corps is championing child safety campaign as it targets to reduce and possibly eradicate all crashes involving school children on our roads,” he said.
In the same vein, the Corps Marshal has directed retraining of all drivers of this category nationwide to further concretise the anticipated total safety of school children.