The Federal Road Safety Corps on Thursday said its operatives would henceforth impound smoky vehicles on the roads of Enugu State.
Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, State Sector Commander, Mr Joseph Toby, decried the rising spate of crashes caused by excessive smoking vehicles that had continued to be a recurring decimal on the roads in the state.
He wondered how one can have vehicles used for commercial purposes daily, and leave the same unattended to or fixed.
“It is becoming a common sight to see smoky articulated trucks, luxury buses and tankers that are emitting so much smoke.
“Why would someone in his right mind doing business with a truck, allow it to over-smoke and choke drivers of other vehicles and road users.
“In an attempt to maneuver past such smoky vehicles, the unsuspecting vehicles in defensive driving crashes on another vehicle parked along the road or those on motion.
“We have reached a point that FRSC says no and henceforth, the vehicles will be impounded and it will remain impounded even after the fine has been paid until they are fixed and roadworthy.”
The commander implored vehicle owners to ensure they are roadworthy before they put them on the roads.
“Road users, especially vehicle owners, should assist the FRSC and its stakeholders to reduce road crashes to the barest minimum in the state by fixing their vehicles,” he said.