As part of efforts aimed at reducing fuel tanker accidents in the country, the Federal Road Safety Corps will hence forth impound any trailer seen at night.
This was part of the communique signed at the end of the executive council meeting of the petroleum tanker drivers branch of NUPENG’s meeting in Lagos.
According to the data reeled out by the FRSC, 283 crashes have been recorded in the past 12 months, majority which could have been avoided if the drivers adhere to instructions.
After several hours of deliberations, they all agreed that if they work together as a unit there will be a drastic reduction of road crashes across the country.
For the tanker drivers, their challenges remain the same, poor road infrastructure, high cost of running the business, fake and substandard spare parts amongst others.
They want government to support them with policies that will help improve their businesses.
The branch said it will continue to train tanker drivers on safety on wheels in collaboration with other professional bodies, a move aimed at nipping this unwanted crashes in the bud.