As it is done in developed countries, the government should build a special lane for heavy duty tankers to ply. I say this because most Nigerian roads are not built for tankers and trailers to ply so they have problems manoeuvring. The heavy content in the tankers has already made them degrade the roads,and that most of the time causes accidents that lead to death.
Government should compel tanker drivers to move in the middle of the night and also make most of the drivers take psychological test because most of them are unstable.
Also, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) should wake up to its responsibilities by ensuring that those tankers on the roads are roadworthy.
The shortest way to stop these frequent carnages is to change the haulage system. Also, the government should use the railways to move petroleum products. The government should ensure uniform standards for tanker drivers because a situation where motor boys turn drivers without technical training is a very bad situation.
Lastly, the Federal Government should look into our road network. The roads are bad and that needs to be looked into.
The government should pay proper attention to the rebuilding of pipelines across the country.
Also, there should be more attention focused on rail transportation; by refurbishing the dilapidated wagons and if possible buying of new ones to move petroleum products from the South to the North.
Also, the associations should ensure that their members are compliant with the standards for the vehicles that ply our roads.
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