In collaboration between AARSI and the Road Safety Coalition on one hand and between AARSI and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on the other, AARSI in its on-going National Truck Safety Campaign moved to reduce the menace of truck related accidents in the country.
With a view to making them visible at periods of poor visibility, AARSI partnered with the Road Safety Coalition to fix retro-reflective tapes on 11,500 trucks in 3 states – Lagos, Yobe and Abuja, sponsored by Chevron Nigeria Ltd.
In the same vein, AARSI partnered with the FRSC to fix tapes on 8,500 trucks in 5 states – Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo and Ondo states, sponsored by Agbami Partners.
With the tapes, whether stationary or in motion, the trucks are made visible and therefore on coming vehicles are prevented from running into the sides or rear, thereby reducing truck related fatalities on our roads.
Participants were given lectures on road safety with special emphasis on Truck Safety – including the dangers of non visibility of trucks, fatigue driving and phoning/texting while driving, which causes many deaths on Nigeria’s roadways each year. Also, a road safety device (wake-up) was donated and distributed to alert long distance drivers against falling asleep on the wheels.
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