2nd May, 2017
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Anambra says it has impounded no fewer than 30 tipper trucks for 13 offences, including non installation of speed limiting device.
Mr Sunday Ajayi, the FRSC Sector Commander in Anambra, said this after a target enforcement patrol in Awka on Tuesday.
Ajayi said that special attention was being given to tipper drivers due to their level of involvement in crashes and the resultant deaths in the state.
He said the tipper trucks were impounded for other sundry offences including overloading, use of fog lights, worn-out tyres, route violation and dangerous driving.
The sector commander insisted that the efforts to make Anambra roads safe would be sustained until motorists operated within the laws of the land.
“We conducted target enforcement on tipper lorry operators in Anambra because of their behaviour on the road.
“Thirty of such vehicles were arrested for 13 offences including non installation of speed limiting device.
“It is sad to hear other road users say that the fear of tipper drivers is the beginning of safety.
“ There should be no reason, economic or otherwise, why people should endanger their lives and those of others on the road,” he said.
One of the drivers, Mr Samuel Anene, who was arrested for overloading, admitted flouting safety rules and attributed it to the desire to make more money.