FRSC Reads Riot Act To Commercial Drivers

20 January 2021 National News News

The Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC has directed all commercial drivers to immediately install Speed Limit Devices and conduct vision acuity test to check increasing rate of road accidents in the country.

The Corps Marshal of FRSC Dr Boboye Oyeyemi who gave the directive during a virtual meeting with stakeholders in the transport sector said most of the accidents that occurred during the end of last year operations were largely caused by overspeeding, wrongful overtaking, fatigue and poor visibility of some commercial drivers.

While appreciating the contributions of transport unions towards socio economic development of the country, Dr Oyeyemi stressed the need for drivers to fix retro reflective tapes to make their vehicles visible at night.

The FRSC Corps Marshal also emphasized the need for drivers to avoid overloading, endure full compliance to Covid-19 protocols and abide by traffic rules for effective traffic management.

Speaking, the national Chairman of petroleum tanker drivers Otunba Salimonu Oladiti reiterated the commitment of transport union leaders to compliment the efforts of the federal government’s hugs investment in the transport sector.

Other union leaders who spoke also commended the FRSC and pledged to embark on aggression sensitisation to make Nigerian road safer.

Kayode Oyedare

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