FRSC To Impound Trucks Carrying Containers Without Proper Latching

A file photo of fallen containers on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

 

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been directed to impound trucks carrying containers without proper latching on highways in the country.

FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, gave the directive in a statement on Saturday by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem.

He decried the continuous carriage of containers by flatbed trailers without proper latching and ordered the seizure of such vehicles by the patrol teams anytime they were sighted.

In a bid to get such dangerous trailers off the road, Oyeyemi revealed that the corps has cemented a partnership with the Nigerian Ports Authority to ensure that such vehicles were not allowed to leave the ports in the first instance.

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According to him, trucks moving out of the ports would only be allowed unless they have fully complied with the maximum safety standards.

A file photo of FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi. Photo: Twitter- @FRSCNigeria

 

 

The FRSC boss stressed that the dangers of unlatched or improperly latched container-carrying trucks to lives and properties on the roads cannot be overlooked.

He explained that when the containers fall, they could lead to unnecessary road obstruction that would cause undue hardship to motorists who would have much of their travelling time wasted on the road.

“So, in order to avert this and put a stop to further recurrence, the corps marshal has directed the operatives of the corps to be on red alert and impound at sight, any of such trailers found in the act,” the statement said.

Oyeyemi also revealed that the corps would achieve this in friendly collaboration with other law enforcement agencies.

He urged road users to report any of such trucks seen on the highways without proper latching of containers.

FRSC Tests Lagos Drivers’ Alcohol Level

 

The Federal Road Safety Corporation (FRSC) has begun testing the alcohol levels of drivers in Lagos State.

The exercise, which was flagged off on Saturday, is, according to the Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, part of efforts to ensure the safety of commuters along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

It is expected to last between December 15 and January 19, 2020.

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See more photos of the exercise being carried out below.

Bayelsa FRSC Preaches Safety, Warns Drivers Against Over Speeding

Bayelsa FRSC Commander, Ikechukwu Igwe

 

The statistics of road accidents within Bayelsa State this year, have witnessed a sharp reduction as against what obtained in 2018.

According to the Sector Commander of the Bayelsa State Command, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ikechukwu Igwe, about 1,602 persons had lost their lives in road accidents last year.

Igwe says the positive turn of events, is due to increased public enlightenment of motorists.

He says the yuletide season, is a good time to intensify awareness on the dangers of overspeeding, recklessness on the road to avoid road mishap.

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Meanwhile, in other states such as Lagos and Ogun, a total of 1,700 personnel of the FRSC have been deployed to oversee traffic activities on highways.

Specifically, the personnel would be overseeing the Lagos – Ibadan; Sagamu – Ijebu Ode; Sagamu – Mosinmi – Ikorodu; Abeokuta – Sagamu; Abeokuta – Ibadan; Abeokuta – Ifo, Sango – Ota and Idiroko corridors.

1,700 FRSC Personnel Deployed To Oversee Traffic Activities On Highways During Yuletide

 

A total of 1,700 personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have been deployed to oversee traffic activities on highways across Ogun and Lagos States.

Specifically, the personnel would be overseeing the Lagos – Ibadan; Sagamu – Ijebu Ode; Sagamu – Mosinmi – Ikorodu; Abeokuta – Sagamu; Abeokuta – Ibadan; Abeokuta – Ifo, Sango – Ota and Idiroko corridors.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Route Commander Florence Okpe Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Sector Command.

According to the statement, this deployment is part of the Ember Months Special Patrol Operations which will commence from Thursday, December 19, 2019, till Monday, January 20, 2020.

The Special Patrol Operations would focus on, excessive speed; dangerous driving; wrongful overtaking; lane indiscipline; use of phones while driving; seat belt violation; overloading violation; tyre violation (expired/ substandard) as well as speed limiting device violation; unlacthed vehicles violation; child restraint violation; passengers manifest violation by commercial vehicles and use of drugs & intoxicating alcoholic beverages while driving.

Meanwhile, the FRSC Ogun State Command has also embarked on aggressive motor parks public enlightenment campaigns across the state.

It has also concluded arrangements with the NDLEA to conduct joint drug tests on drivers suspected to have consumed illicit drugs as well as those that have consumed intoxicant alcoholic beverages beyond the legally tolerable level.

In addition, eye examinations would be conducted in partnership with the National Optometric Association (NOA), to ensure only drivers with good eye sights are allowed to drive passengers during the Yuletide.

Yuletide: FRSC To Set Up 201 Mobile Courts For Traffic Offenders

Yuletide: FRSC To Set Up 201 Mobile Courts For Traffic Offenders

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced plans to set up 201 mobile courts to try traffic offences across the country during the festive period.

Corps Marshal and CEO of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He said the decision was in line with the directive of the Federal Executive Council that relevant agencies must ensure smooth movement of persons and goods during the period.

Mr Oyeyemi explained that the corps was putting adequate measures in place and setting machinery in motion to achieve the goal.

He revealed further that they have divided the country into 52 corridors, adding that the corps would deploy 21,000 personnel and 1,000 vehicles on the roads.

The corps marshal disclosed that there would be 40 road camps across the nation when they begin the one month exercise.

The exercise, according to him, will last from December 15 to January 15, 2019.

FRSC Sensitises Motorists On Safe Driving In Kaduna

Ali Tanimu, representative of the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer of the FRSC, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi

 

Ahead of the yuletide season, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has sensitised motorists in Kaduna State on safe driving.

At an awareness campaign held at the Abdulsalami Abubakar park in Minna, the state capital, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer of the FRSC, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, said measures the agency would ensure alcoholic products and other hard substances are not sold in the park.

Oyeyemi who was represented by Ali Tanimu stated that driving after drinking alcohol has led to loss of many lives, stressing it accounts for the highest cause of road crashes in Nigeria.

Oyeyemi said, “The rate of road traffic crashes as a result of drinking and driving is very alarming. Accidents that could have been prevented and could have been avoided occurs as a result of drinking and driving.

“Alcohol impairs the vision and senses. By the time somebody drinks and the person is impaired, the endangers the lives of other road users. You discover that if there is a crash that could have been avoided, multiple people go.”

On his part, the FRSC Sector Commander in Niger State, Mr Joel Dagwa, said the aim of the sensitisation is to enlighten road users.

He said, “It is our hope that the activities such as this sensitisation will impact positively by way of changing the attitude of the road users especially the drivers so that they will comply more with traffic rules and regulations.

“They will be more orderly on the way they conduct themselves while on the road and they will also appreciate the fact that they will be prepared before using the road. And once they comply and adhere to this advice we have given to them,  it will translate into the reduction in the number of crashes.”

The Sector Command, however, warned that it will not spear the rod of the law against anyone caught driving under the influence of alcohol or any substance.

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FRSC Announces Traffic Diversion On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

FRSC Announces Traffic Diversion On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced a temporary traffic diversion around the Ibafo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Ogun State Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Clement Oladele, disclosed that the diversion would take place in the hours of Sunday, August 26.

Mr Oladele explained that the decision was to enable the construction company building the pedestrian bridge at Ibafo bus stop erect the beams of the bridge.

In a statement signed by the Public Education Officer in the state, Florence Okpe, and posted on Facebook on Wednesday, the FRSC urged travellers to bear with them as a result of the inconveniences of the diversion.

The Corps also asked motorists to cooperate with FRSC officials and other relevance agencies that would be deployed in the area to control the diverted traffic.

“Motorists are accordingly advised to observe lane discipline and enjoined to drive cautiously while obeying traffic rules and regulations around the diversion area and on all other road corridors,” it said.

FRSC asked motorists who notice traffic emergencies to contact the agency through its toll-free number ‘122’.

Buhari Felicitates With FRSC At 30, Lauds Reduced Road Accidents

Buhari Felicitates With FRSC At 30, Lauds Reduced Road Accidents
File photo: President Muhammadu Buhari

 

President Muhammadu Buhari had felicitated with the management and staff of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) as the organisation celebrates 30 years of its establishment.

In a statement by his spokesman Femi Adesina on Saturday, the President commended the vision of its founding fathers in February 1988 in response to the unacceptable level of road crashes in the country.

He noted with delight that after three decades of operations, the Corps reduced road crashes from an alarming 40,881 in 1976 to 5,993 in 2016 and 4,418 in 2017.

President Buhari also commended the significant reduction in the emergency response time of the Corps from 50 to 15 minutes to accident scenes on the nation’s highways.

He lauded the FRSC’s deployment of international best practices and use of technology in its uniform licensing scheme, tracking, vehicle plate numbering and other services.

“The recent United Nation’s commendation of Nigeria’s road safety action plan, affirms the Federal Road Safety Corps’ leading role not only in West Africa but the entire African continent,” the President said.

He further pledged the Federal Government’s continued support to the FRSC to enable the organisation to achieve the goal of United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety of 50 per cent fatality reduction by 2020, thereby placing Nigerian roads among the league of 20 global safest roads by the target year.

President Buhari, who noted that road safety is a shared responsibility, urged the Corps to intensify its public education role.

He also called on government and private organisations, as well as and the entire public to support the FRSC to further make road travels safer and more pleasurable

 

FRSC Enforces Speed Limiting Device In Benin

FRSC To Prosecute Hit And Run Driver For MurderThe Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, RS 5.1 Command, Samuel Odukoya, has called on motorists to ensure they install speed limiting device on their vehicles, or face a clamp down by the law.

He said this at the Road Safety Mobile Court Mounted, at Oluku in Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He insisted that the commission will not spare any vehicle without the device in the interest of drivers safety and passengers.

He expressed concern on the safety of the motorists and passengers.

“They have to obey the law. The law is the speed limiting device. That is why we now adopted this technology, because they did not obey to the speed given to them by the FRSC.

“Passengers are suffering, they paid to reach their destination in time but they are now keeping them almost two or three hours here to face the mobile court.

“We are not going to be tired, our own advice is that they should obey and get the device fitted into their vehicle.” Odukoya said.

“Nevertheless, unhappy with the modus operandi of the FRSC, the officers are undaunted as they remain committed to ensuring the law takes its course, towards engendering a culture of safety on our roads”. He added.

2016: We Arrested 7,645 Traffic Offenders In Bayelsa – FRSC

FRSC Arrests 7,645 Traffic OffendersThe Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Bayelsa, says it arrested no fewer than 7,645 traffic offenders in the state between January and November 2016.

The State Sector Commander, Mr Wobin Gora, disclosed that the offenders violated different traffic rules and regulations.

“The offences include worn-out tyre, failure to use seat belt, fake drivers’ license and those without a license. We have been able to conduct series of mobile court sessions within the months and they have been very impressive.

“FRSC is committed to safer road in Bayelsa, for those of you, who drive carelessly and break traffic rules and regulations; you cannot go unpunished.

“Whoever violates traffic offence will definitely be arraigned and punished accordingly,” he said.

Gora also urged the commercial road users to steer clear of speeding and dangerous driving.

He explained that reckless driving is the major cause of fatality on the highways and within the capital city.

“Before going out with your vehicle, make sure that everything is in order as part of support in promoting safer roads across the country,’” he added.

Several Passengers Injured In Osun Bus Accident

accidentSeveral road users were held up in between akoda and sekona along Gbongan-Ibadan expressway in Osun State following a lone accident.

The commercial bus travelling from Osogbo to Gbongan was said to have summersaulted, leaving many passengers injured.

It is not clear yet what actually led to the accident.

An eyewitness, Rafiu Kazeem, said none of the passengers died on the spot but feared they all sustained varying degrees of injury and had been rushed to hospital.

‎ “We were  walking by when we suddenly heard a screeching noise on the road, before we got there, the bus had summersaulted. Nobody died but some were terribly injured. Luckily for them someone called ambulance that took them to a hospital in Osogbo,” the eyewitness told Channels Television.

Road safety officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were, however, on ground to help restore normalcy to the traffic occasioned by the accident.

Nigeria’s Road safety agency has continued to warn commercial drivers to reduce speed and ensure their vehicles are in order before they embark on any journey, as the festive period draws near.

FRSC Officials To Start Bearing Arms

FRSC Officials To Start Bearing ArmsThe Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says it is taking steps to arm its roadside personnel for their safety.

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, made this known after detailing an increased rate of personnel casualties at the commission.

This was one of the issues that emanated from the year-ending strategy session convened by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

Bringing together all state commanders and sector heads of the FRSC, Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi noted that 2016 has seen an unprecedented rate of intentional violence against Road Safety officials.

With the implementation of a reviewed road safety enforcement strategy, the FRSC has recorded an unprecedented 25% reduction in road fatalities and a 15% reduction in road accidents.

In actual terms, there were 4,005 deaths and 7,657 road crashes at the end of the 47th week in 2016. And while progress has been made with greater operational efficiency, unprovoked vehicular criminality has proven much more difficult to check.

He emphasized that with the death of over 70 FRSC personnel in 2016 alone, there has been an increase in personnel casualties at the hands of motorists who drive on the wrong side of the law.

The Corps Marshal emphasized that such violent acts would soon be met with the full force of arms.

He made it clear that the act establishing the commission allows them to bear arms.

While the FRSC intends to protect road users, they believe recent trends necessitate measures that will safeguard the guardian; measures they hope would eliminate unjustifiable acts of violence against their personnel.