Sunday, December 18, 2016

FRSC Bans Petroleum Tanker Drivers From Night Journeys

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday reiterated its total ban of petroleum tanker drivers from embarking on night journeys across the country from Monday, Dec.19.

Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, the FRSC Corps Marshal, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that efforts had been put in place to impound any truck found contravening the order.

According to him, the ban is to promote safe petroleum haulage in the country.

“No tanker should be seen on the road at night, we need to find solutions to incessant crashes of tankers on the road.

“Beneficial as petroleum sector is to the nation, safe haulage remains FRSC concern.

“There is a problem and we have solutions to them, no more night journeys for petroleum products as from Monday, Dec. 19, enough is enough.

“The effects of crashes are quite unquantifiable on human life, the environment and to the economy,” Oyeyemi said.

The FRSC boss also said that a crash involving a tanker laden with petrol would lose about N50million being the cost of its contents and the vehicle.

NAN

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