The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has disclosed that it will commence issuance of new number plates for articulated vehicles as part of strategies to ensure safety on the roads.
Speaking to pressmen in Abuja on Friday, the Corps Marshal of the commission, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, said the new number plates will be at no extra cost to vehicle owners.
“We have started implementation of new number plates for tankers, trailers and trucks for effective monitoring of their compliance to road safety measures.
“During various meetings with stakeholders, we all agreed on several measures to reduce crashes on our roads which include enforcement of policies.
“We will synchronize our data with that of Petroleum and Tanker Drivers (PTD) in the ongoing data collection of its members across the country,” he said.
Furthermore, Oyeyemi revealed that the commission would work with Vehicle Inspection Offices (VIO) across the country to ensure the success of the policy and called for capacity building of VIOs by state governments.