The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) has announced that overloaded school buses plying major roads would now be arrested.
According to Dr Boboye Oyeyemi who made the announcement in a statement on Saturday, the move is expected to reduce crashes involving vehicles conveying school children.
“This operation will be carried out in the morning and afternoon when schools close for the day.
“The clampdown has become very necessary going by the deliberate efforts made by school proprietors, their management and the bus drivers to make mockery of established laws possibly to achieve some economic gains.
” And this is at the detriment of the lives of the school children conveyed to and fro school by those busses.
” We have tried to enlighten these drivers and the proprietors on many occasions to make them comply with the minimum safety standards on passengers carriage but they kept contravening the laws.
“The corps is championing child safety campaign as it targets to reduce and possibly eradicate all crashes involving school children on our roads.
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