Nigerian trucks and trailers to begin using 3 plate numbers – FRSC


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A new report from the Federal Road Safety Corps says that the implementation of 3 plate numbers for trailers and trucks will soon begin.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has just revealed in a new report that all processes have now been concluded towards effecting the use of 3 plate numbers by Nigerian articulated vehicles (trucks and trailers). According to the report, the new move is geared towards promoting easier vehicle identification, better data management, and enhancing the security of the nation.


FRSC says Nigerian trucks and trailers will soon begin to use 3 plate numbers officially

Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC Public Education Officer in a recent statement regarding this new development said;

“it is statutory for articulated vehicles to have 3 number plates which are to be visibly placed at the front of the tractor, at the back of the tractor and the third number plate, placed at the back of the trailer or tanker”

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Mr Kazeem also stated that this project will advance some of the key objectives of NVIS (National Vehicle Identification Scheme) in Nigeria. He emphasized that the use of 3 plate numbers will help ease the identification of articulated vehicles while all other types of cars will continue using 2 plate numbers placed on the rear and front of the vehicles as usual.


Dr Boboye Oyeyemi – Corps Marshal of FRSC in Nigeria (2020)

Will this new 3 plate number system reduce traffic violations committed by drivers of articulated vehicles in Nigeria or will it help reduce accidents caused by trucks and trailers?

We just have to wait and see how well the FRSC will implement this new system and what benefits it will bring to the overall traffic situation in the country at large.

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