FRSC Goes Tough on Overloaded School Buses
Posted by JUSTOURS
Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi has asked the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) field operatives to clampdown on any overloaded private school vehicles plying Nigerian roads as part of efforts to reduce road crashes involving schoolchildren.
The FRSC Spokesman Bisi Kazeem said the Corps Marshal has directed Sector Commanders across the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory to impound at sight, any private school bus carrying more than the required number of schoolchildren in the bus.
Kazeem explained that the clampdown has become necessary going by the deliberate efforts made by school proprietors, their management and the bus drivers to make mockery of established laws possibly to achieve some economic gains at the detriment of the lives of the schoolchildren during school run.
“We have tried to enlighten these drivers and the proprietors on many occasions to make them comply with the minimum safety standards on passengers carriage but they kept contravening the laws. The Corps is championing child safety campaign as it targets to reduce and possibly eradicate all crashes involving school children on our roads.”
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