FRSC official, Mr Hyginus Omeje has urged trucks drivers to stop overloading their vehicles.
According to the Lagos State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Hyginus Omeje, overloading needs to stop because it affects electrical installations and pedestrian bridges.
He said, "We have always cautioned those engaged in carrying too much load within streets, it cannot occur on the major highways except around Badagry."
“On the Badagry axis, we have had some cases where they will cross the Nigerian border and add excess load when they get to the trade fair area."
“It resulted in one or two crashes in the past but ever since then, we have put eagle eyes on them – articulated vehicles, along with other security agencies."
“When we see such kind of load, we stop them and make sure they reduce it. Some of them carry out such acts mostly at night."
“The height of the vehicles is usually not the problem because the manufacturers built them to specifications which considered the bridges but the excess load is what causes the problems."
“It is an offence, it is not negotiable, if we get to see such drivers carrying loads higher than bridges, we impound the vehicle.”
Omeje also revealed the FRSC's collaboration with Lagos State Mobile Courts.
He said the goal of the collaboration is to prosecute drivers that do not latch their containers.
“Under the Lagos State Traffic Law, 2012, the fine for unlatched containers is N250,000."
“We have been slamming the fine on them and it has got to the brim for them that they are now taking precaution,” the FRSC Sector Commander said.
He passed all of these information in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.