EHIME ALEX, Lagos
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has directed its Patrol teams to henceforth impound flatbed trailers on transit not proper latched before leaving the port to avert crashes.
Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi gave the directive according to a statement on Sunday by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer.
Kazeem’s statement reads, “FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi has noted with concern the continuous carriage of containers by flatbed trailers without proper latching and has ordered that such vehicles be immediately impounded if sighted on the roads by Patrol teams.
He added that “Oyeyemi says also that in furtherance to existing partnership between the Corps and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Corps Marshal is also to partner with NPA to ensure that such vehicles are not allowed to leave the ports until they are properly latched to enhance their safety while in transit.”
“It is noteworthy to recall that crashes involving container carrying trailers have been on the increase lately and efforts must be geared towards nipping the incidences in the bud.”