It’s Criminal to Travel with Petrol in Jerry Cans—FRSC

December 29, 2017
It’s Criminal to Travel with Petrol in Jerry Cans—FRSC

By Dipo Olowookere

Motorists have been warned against travelling with gallons of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) tucked inside their vehicles’ booths.

This warning was given on Thursday by the Commander, Ore Unit of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ondo State, Mr Philip Ozonnandi.

Mr Ozonnandi said carrying petrol in jerry cans was not only “very dangerous” for motorists, but was also a “great offence.”

“We are aware of the fuel situation right now but it is a great offence for motorists to travel with petrol in jerry cans in their vehicles’ booths.

“We are reminding motorists that the dry season is here which makes it very dangerous for motorists to carry fuel in jerry cans while in transit as this may speed up havocs which are not prepared for.

“We also urge motorists to ensure that they have fire extinguishers, C-caution, wheel spanner, jack and spare tyres in case of an emergency,” the road safety top official stated.

In addition, the unit commander said obedience to traffic rules would ensure safety of lives of the drivers and their passengers being expected by their individual families for the celebration of the New Year.

He advised motorists to shun reckless driving, speeding, overloading, dangerous overtaking and the use of expired tyres.

He said that they should also stop answering phone calls while they were on the wheel, deploy non-use safety belts while driving, saying these actions constitute traffic offences.

Mr Ozonnandi said no fewer than 150 of its personnel had been deployed to the Benin-Ore-Sagamu Expressway to monitor movements of vehicles and ensure a free flow of traffic and check excesses of motorists.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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