The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has called on relevant Authorities to provide necessary infrastructure and security to approved rest Parks for Articulated Vehicles in the Federal Capital Territory.
FCT Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Oga Ochi who made the call while speaking with newsmen in Abuja attributed the non usage of designated rest parking areas by truck drivers to non provision of necessary facilities.
Mr Ochi maintained that the Commission had held several meetings with the leadership of Truck Transport Union to desist from unlawful parking causing gridlock along the Gwagwalada- Abaji Lokoja Highway.
The FCT Sector Commander however appealed to Leaders of Articulated Vehicle Drivers to abide by traffic rules and give maximum cooperation to traffic enforcement agencies for effective Road Management.
He also stressed the need for Transport Unions to limit their operations within the approved Motor Parks and desist from road side activities.
According to him, operations of some transport Unions who extend their activities to the road was illegal and causing traffic jams.
Mr Ochi said marshals have been deployed to all high traffic volume areas for free flow of traffic in the Six area councils.
By Kayode Oyedare.