FRSC to Clampdown on Unbolt Containers

FRSC to Clampdown on Unbolt Containers

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says that it has begun full enforcement and arrest of any unlatched container on the roads.

Shehu Zaki, FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer for Ogun and Lagos, told newsmen during routine patrol of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday.

Zaki said that the patrol was targeted at trucks carrying unlatched containers.

According to him, the penalty for trucks carrying unlatched containers was N250.

“This exercise, as you have seen, is designed to target trucks that are carrying containers that are not latched to the vehicles.

“On Wednesday April 5 alone, we recorded more than five crash sites arising from fallen containers, killing people and causing obstructions.

“Our major concern is to prevent the trailers and flat belt containers from falling unnecessarily.

“Enforcement is supposed to be a deterrent, so, if you don’t want to be penalised, do not disobey the traffic rules and regulations,’’said the FRSC boss.

Zaki said that the enforcement would also focus on quality of tyres of trailers, trucks and other articulated vehicles.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, had on April 3 said that the corps has resumed full enforcement on containers that were not properly latched to their vehicles.

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3 Comments

  1. This is a good development but they shouldn’t only focus on clamping down but give minimum requirements for lashing containers to truck. For example an empty container should have maybe 2 or 3 off 20Tonnes capacity ratchet latches and same thing should be done to fully loaded containers on the road.

    Its not just about trying to clamp people down when you have not giving any minimum requirements to follow.Stupid

    This our leaders should think and consult or engage the appropriate regulatory bodies before coming out with things like this, so they won’t always look stupid like they are always. Our motto should be safety first as its been taking with levity.

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