Why truck-associated accidents recur — FRSC boss

The Federal Avenue Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday said depressed repairs of articulated autos and inadequate drivers’ practising were amongst causes accountable for boost in truck-associated accidents.

Mr Samuel Obayemi, Zonal Commanding Officer, RS2 Order, comprising Lagos and Ogun States, in actual fact helpful the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, following the spate of truck accidents and fatalities.
Obayemi said that lots of the trucks plying Nigeria’s roads are primitive and no longer effectively managed by their home owners and operators.
“We now possess seen that a majority of these articulated autos are no longer effectively maintained on epic of greater than 70 per cent of those accidents happen as a outcomes of brake failure on the part of the trucks.
” On the part of the home owners, one will demand that appropriate repairs can be done.
“There is moreover a necessity for traditional practising. Retraining of these drivers is terribly vital,” Obayemi said.
He said the corps had an working out with some truck home owners to coach their drivers frequently in batches.
Obayemi said that the corps had moreover seen some deficiencies in the manufacturing of just a few of the trucks and was addressing these with the producers.
Consistent with him, some accidents happen thanks to fatigue on the part of the truck drivers who’re consistently on prolonged journeys, driving for numerous hours with out stopping and resting.
The FRSC boss said: “One factor we now possess got seen yet again is that virtually all of them (truck drivers) don’t discover about adequate relaxation.
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“So, we now possess got agreed amongst stakeholders and possess a PPP (Deepest-Public-Partnership) diagram to address that.
“Leisure parts are being constructed for them. When a driver drives for four or five hours, he must prefer a relaxation and stretch his legs. They’ll sleep in a single day or for some time forward of constant the plug.”
Consistent with him, FRSC is partnering with folk and motor companies who’re drawn to surroundings up Leisure Areas for prolonged distance drivers at strategic locations at some stage in the nation.
On why the FRSC officers on patrol seldom flag down articulated autos for inspection, Obayemi said the corps had a design of tracking erring ones with their companies as a change of endangering lives of its personnel.
The FRSC boss commended the Lagos Declare Government on street repair as smartly as its effort to address gridlock and make obvious free lunge alongside with the roam of web page web page visitors.
“We’re working with assorted sister companies worship LASTMA (Lagos Declare Traffic Administration Authority) in Lagos and TRACE (Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps) in Ogun and together we’re synergizing. What Lagos authorities has set in station is commendable.
“Of original, it (Lagos Declare Government) employed a pair of 1, 017 LASTMA fresh cadets so that you can add to their group. The authorities is moreover investing in water transportation.
“With the restriction of Okada and tricycles on the foremost roads and introduction of high ability and mini buses, security on roads will toughen. We’re no longer resting on our oars,” he said. (NAN)

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