FRSC, Other Traffic Management Agencies Partner Amalgamation Of Containerized Truck Owners In Campaign On Minimum Safety Standards For Trucks - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

FRSC, Other Traffic Management Agencies Partner Amalgamation Of Containerized Truck Owners In Campaign On Minimum Safety Standards For Trucks

Due to the frequent perennial crashes involving containerized trucks in Lagos state, the Federal Road Safety Corps Lagos Sector Command in collaboration with Amalgamation of Container Truck Owners Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Port Authority,  Vehicle Inspection Service, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) carried out joint safety campaign recently in Lagos.

According to a statement signed by Route Commander, Olabisi Sonusi,

FRSC Public Education Officer, said the action became necessary towards forestalling frequent falling of containers on the roads which has caused loss of lives and properties. 

You will recall the recent incidence of Sunday 30th January,  2023 of a crash involving a containerized truck fell on a mini bus which led to the death of Nine persons.

Worried by the incident,  the Sector Commander FRSC Lagos Sector Commander Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide was represented at the sensitization program by DCC Lucas Oguntade  DCC Operations held at different bonded terminals parks like NPS Park, Ijora Olopa, Jarvara AMOG Bonded terminal, Ijora and the Nigeria Port Authority Lilypond Transit Truck Park, Apapa.

The Deputy Corps Commander Operations DCC Lucas Oguntade spoke extensively on Truck owners and drivers to ensure their truck meet the minimum safety standards at all times as below:


* Functional headlamp, brake light, horn,  side and inner mirrors.

* Functional twist lock

*Need for continuous vehicle maintenance. 


* Ensuring the drivers have driver's licence and genuine vehicle documents. 

* Shun Sperding, overloading, 

* Avoid drunk driving, driving under influence of alcohol and drugs.

*To always ensure adequate rest.

The Chairman of ACTOAN, Comrade Rilwan Bello in his address appreciated all the invited traffic management agencies. He said the safety campaign was organised to proffer solutions towards curbing the recent cases of containerized trucks falling which has claimed lives of commuters within the State.

He appealed to the State Government to look into the menace of Area boys who usually attack truck drivers. 

Other agencies present at the campaign were; General Manager LASTMA  Mr Bolaji Oreagba represented by LASTMA Egbetola SA Zonal Head Apapa, rep of Director VIS Engr Akin-George Fashola rep by Engr WT Badmus, Chairman NPS Park Alhaji Rasaki Igbalaye, ACTOAN President Chief Remi Ogungbemi.

The agencies spoke on need for both truck owners and drivers to ensure their trucks are roadworthy, to avoid reckless driving that could lead to crashes or loss of lives.

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