State government partners with FRSC to prevent tanker/trailer traffic, more

Kano state has partnered with the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to stop the tanker/trailer menace.

Trailers/tankers, traffic menace

A lot of times, we see roads crowded with tankers and trailers.

Sometimes, they are in motion, at other times, they are just all over the road.

This makes the road narrow causing serious traffic jam as motorists and cyclists are forced to drive at a very slow pace.

Sometimes, this even causes accidents as cars and cycles drive into each.

As a preventive measure against this, Kano state is partnering with  the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to render necessary support in tackling the menace of road traffic crashes being caused by tankers/trailers to ensure safer road environment.

While receiving the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi at the Government House Kano, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje talked about the importance of this partnership and the need for everyone to be involved.

He also revealed that weighbridges will be built to ensure that hauling vehicles are not overloaded.

“We are encouraged by your visit today, which provides another opportunity for us to partner on issues of road safety in the state. After carefully listening to you, I am convinced that your proposal on effective traffic management in the state reflects the plans we are making to bring orderliness to the operations of haulage vehicles. I want to assure you that we would work with the FRSC to achieve the plans you have for ensuring safer road environment through various ways, part of which is construction of weighbridges. When completed, we would ensure that all haulage vehicles entering the state are weighed at the weighbridges to determine their loading capacities and appropriately sanction whoever overloads his vehicle.”

Corps Marshal Oyeyemi identified Kano state as one of the most populous states with high traffic density comparable to such states like Lagos and Oyo, adding that this is why the state requires special safety measures to effectively manage the traffic situation, especially that of tankers and trailers.

As part of this partnership, the FRSC will train the personnel of the State Traffic Management Agency at the FRSC Academy Udi and Training School Jos to make them more efficient.

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