[NEWS] FRSC SAYS TRUCKS ARE TO BE BARRED FROM LAGOS BRIDGES

TRUCKS TO BE BARRED

THE FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CORPS (FRSC) HAS SAID EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO PLACE BARS ON SOME LAGOS BRIDGES TO PREVENT INDISCRIMINATE PARKING OF TANKERS AND ARTICULATED VEHICLES.

THE FRSC LAGOS STATE SECTOR COMMANDER, HYGINUS OMEJE, MADE THIS KNOWN IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE NEWSMEN IN LAGOS ON MONDAY.

OMEJE SAID A COMMITTEE HAD BEEN INAUGURATED TO LOOK INTO HOW OWNERS OF TRUCKS AND TANKERS COULD DO THEIR BUSINESS WITHOUT CLIMBING BRIDGES IN THE STATE.

ACCORDING TO HIM, PUTTING BARS ON THE BRIDGES WILL CURTAIL GRIDLOCK AND CRASHES INVOLVING CARS AND ARTICULATED VEHICLES ESPECIALLY THE ‘OVER-AGED’ ONES.

HE SAID THAT THE GRIDLOCK CREATED BY TRUCKS AND ARTICULATED VEHICLES ON BRIDGES IN LAGOS WERE DANGEROUS AND HAD DAMAGING EFFECTS.

FUEL TANKER DRIVERS WERE ALSO DIRECTED TO PLY DESIGNATED TRAILER ROUTES – APAPA-OWORONSHOKI EXPRESSWAY VIA OGUDU TO LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY.