The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) impounded 60 vehicles during a two-day special patrol in Anambra last week, Mr Sunday Ajayi, the Sector Commander, has said.
Ajayi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Monday that the special intervention patrol was part of the command’s effort to sanitise Anambra roads.
He said that the measure became imperative due to the recklessness of tipper drivers which had caused numerous accidents with attendant loss of life and property.
“We had a two-day special intervention patrol on tipper lorry operators in Anambra, it may interest you to know that lots of lives and property have been lost due to accidents caused by this category of road users.
“Prior to this measure, massive awareness campaigns had been done for them, warning them to reconcile their activities with the law as enshrined in the National Road Traffic Regulation, Nigeria Highway Code and Road Traffic Regulation.
“Sixty vehicles were impounded for 74 offences during the two-day patrol and 34 of these vehicles were tipper lorries.
“The offences largely, included overloading, non-coverage of content with tapeline, drunk driving, bad tyres, route violation and non-installation of speed limiting device.”
The sector commander warned that violation of the laws by road users would be met with equal resistance and punishment.
He urged motorists to cooperate with FRSC officials in the state in the effort to make the roads safe.
Besides, the director-general said that the institute had developed a fertiliser processing plant, which was now being managed by Zakaf under some arrangements.
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