Over the last weekend, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi – the CEO and Corps Marshal of the FRSC made a shocking revelation that 30% of Nigerian truck drivers actually failed visibility test but still keeps driving across the country.
This simply means that about 30% of all truck drivers all over Nigeria failed the visibility test conducted by FRSC but still went ahead to keep driving heavy-duty vehicles thereby endangering the lives of many.
Dr Boboye Oyeyemi – the Corps Marshal of FRSC says that 30% of active truck drivers in Nigeria never passed the visibility test
According to reports, Dr Oyeyemi made this shocking disclosure during the 2020 Truck Renewal Conference recently held in Abuja.
During the event, the FRSC Corps Marshal revealed that so many truck drivers in Nigeria are facing visibility challenges that makes night driving very dangerous for them. This reason, he said, has contributed to the numerous road accidents involving trucks in Nigeria over the past few years.
Dr Oyeyemi also went further to reveal that apart from having visibility challenges, some of the Nigerian truck drivers also do not operate with the basic safety standard.
He called on DPR, NARTO, and MOMAN to join forces with the FRSC in ensuring that all Nigerian truck drivers comply with the appropriate traffic rules & regulations. When concluding his speech, Dr Oyeyemi commended President Buhari’s effort in reviving the Nigerian rail system among other transport development projects.
He claims that a functioning rail transport system should help reduce the current reliance on the use of heavy-duty trucks for transporting petroleum products and other goods.
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