on Wednesday said that a total of 3200 persons were killed in road accidents
caused by articulated vehicles, tankers and trailers, across the country
between 2015 and 2018.
FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi,
who disclosed this during a sensitisation rally in Lagos that was themed “Truck
Transit Park: A Panacea For Crash-Free Haulage Operation In Nigeria,” said
3,226 tankers and trailers were involved in accidents between 2015 -2018.
to driver’s fatigue, over-speeding and drunk driving which he said would be
addressed if the TTPs come to being.
Corp Marshal of the FRSC, Victor Nwokolo, at the event, which was jointly put
together by the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) and the FRSC.
delivering a paper titled: Improving Road Safety In Haulage Operations Through
Truck Transit Scheme, said that “between 2015 to 2019, 3,226 articulated
accidents have led to death of 3200 Nigerians while 12,474 people were
that: “979 persons were killed in articulated vehicles related accidents in
2015; 910 in 2016; 737 in 2017 and 574 in 2018.”
improving road safety and security of cargo. Statistics showed that the country
has recorded several cases of road traffic crashes involving tankers/trailers
from haulage businesses with causes ranging from driver’s fatigue, over speeding
and drinking while driving. These have triggered the idea of TTPs for drivers
to properly take care of themselves while on transit.”
Secretary of the NSC, Hassan Bello said about 41 per cent of articulated truck
accidents were found to have been caused by fatigue.
Director, Special Duties, Samuel Abu Vongtau, said the TTPs is a place designed
to provide temporary rest place for drivers.
drivers complain about is 39 per cent fatigue-related while main causes of road
crashes are 41 per cent fatigue-related. This is because most drivers sleep for
just 4hours in every 24hours. This underscores the fact that safe and clean
truck transit stops are needed.”
the 114 Agriculture and Transportation project under the Economic Recovery and
Growth Plan (ERGP) focus labs that was organised by the Ministry of Budget and
the functional Sunshine City TTP in Ondo, and that additional 10 TTPs were
being built across the country.
Shippers’ Council’s TTPs project, the following locations have been identified
for the establishment of TTPs, Port Novo Creek, Lagos state; Ogere, Ogun state;
Onitsha Anambra state; Mararaban Jos, Kaduna state; Lokojq, Kogi state.
Benin By-pass, Edo state; Aviele, Edo state; Ilele, Sokoto state and Ore, Ondo
state. A modern park has already been developed at Ore (Sunshine City) in
collaboration with the Ondo state government. I encourage truck operators to
patronise this park for optimum use.”