Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, said on Tuesday, in Lagos, that the corps would soon resume full enforcement on articulated vehicles whose containers are not properly latched.
Oyeyemi disclosed this when he spoke during his ongoing traffic assessment on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday.
He said that the major concern of the FRSC was to prevent the trailers and flat belt containers from falling unnecessarily.
According to him, “Our major concern has to do with the flat belt trailers because in 2015, we started the enforcement in which over 3,000 trailers were impounded.
“We later entered into an agreement with their union executives on full compliance but recently, we just discovered some non-compliance among the trailer drivers.
“Enforcement is supposed to be a deterrent, such that if you don’t want to be penalised, you have to stay away from violating traffic rules and regulations.
“We are resuming full enforcement of the flat belt trailers and containers that are not properly latched to the vehicles,’’ he said.
The Corps Marshal said that the enforcement would also focus on the quality of tyres of the trailers, trucks and other articulated vehicles.
Oyeyemi said that the corps had decided that every vehicle had to comply with minimum safety standards, in term of tyres and other safety gadgets.
“Using fake and second hand tyres is an act of irresponsibility, which must be stopped.
“Enough is enough of wasting the lives of innocent persons unnecessarily on the highways.
“Motorists must produce effective C-caution signs; gone are the days when vehicles used leaves, stones and tyres as C-caution signs.
“Tyres, for instance, are not reflective as warning signs and I have warned those still using them on the implications,’’ the Corps Marshal added. (NAN)