The Federal Road Safety Corps has charged the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Petroleum Tanker Drivers section, to engage its members in rigorous traffic trainings to avoid frequent accidents.
Head of Public Education, FRSC, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday that such training would minimise accidents involving tankers on the roads.
He said, “We are charging them to start engaging their members in rigorous traffic trainings so as to meet minimum safety standards concerning their vehicles.
“It is very important to train and retrain them, to enable them follow the rules and regulations and to meet the road standard concerning their vehicles.”
The FRSC boss stressed the need for government and stakeholders’ urgent consultation in order to initiate policy or legislation to curb the excesses of tanker drivers on the road.
According to him, the new policy will regulate their operations and channel their movement to the rail network.
Kazeem said the ongoing rail projects across the country would put an end to the menace of tanker accidents when completed.
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