The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has directed its commanding officers across various formations to remove abandoned and broken-down vehicles from highways.
FRSC’s spokesman Bisi Kazeem disclosed this on Friday in Abuja.
Mr Kazeem said that the corps was committed to removing abandoned and broken down vehicles from highways to avoid traffic obstruction. He noted that removing articulated vehicles was more difficult than removing smaller ones but said the FRSC worked daily to clear all road obstructions.
The spokesman added that the corps had tow trucks in most states to facilitate the removal.
“As of today, the corps has 28 tow trucks in 23 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. In states where we do not have, commanding officers leverage on public/private partnership to ensure swift removal of obstructions,” he stated. “The tow trucks are mainly in state capitals.”
According to him, if a vehicle is burnt or damaged to the level that tow trucks cannot drag it off the road, the corps will use other means to remove it.
“The corps understands the dangers of not removing broken down vehicles from the roads,” he stressed.
He noted that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the procurement of more tow trucks for FRSC.
“These tow trucks have been inaugurated and deployed to various formations across the country,” he stated. “With these additional facilities, rest assured that you will notice a great improvement in our operational activities, including prompt removal of obstructions.”