Anambra State government and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, have trained over 500 tanker drivers in the state.
The over 500 articulated vehicle drivers also received free blood pressure, sugar and eye test from the FRSC.
This is coming as the Anambra government has revealed that it would establish an articulated vehicle parks to check indiscriminate parking of trucks, lorries and trailers along roads in the state.
Special adviser to the governor on Transport, Mr Vincent Obimma stated this during a sensitisation workshop on road safety rules and regulation for Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, under NUPENG and trailer drivers of Intafact Beverages Ltd in Onitsha on Monday.
“It would also be a place for articulate vehicle drivers to have a rest after driving for many hours to get to the state,” the SA said.
He noted that it had been discovered that lack of rest and stress was one of the leading cause of accidents involving articulated vehicle drivers.
“The government has taken note of this demand from the drivers and I would assure you that it will not be long, a park would be for that purpose,” he said.
In a speech, Anambra sector commander of FRSC, Mr Sunday Ajayi appealed to the unions to assist the FRSC check and remove all rackety articulated vehicles still used by their members.
In a welcome address, the chairman of PTD, NUPENG, in Onitsha, Comrade Godwin Anyim thanked the government and FRSC for partnering with articulated drivers’ unions to keep the road safe for all.

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