The Federal Road Safety Commission on Wednesday asked Nigerians to rebuff media reports that FRSC had blacklisted Peace Mass Transit fleet as unsafe for road travellers.
The commission only said that they summoned the management of PMT
over crashes involving its vehicles had been largely misconstrued by a section of the media, resulting in false reports about the safety of PMT vehicles.
The FRSC had on July 13 invited the transport company over crashes involving its vehicles.
The invitation was part of a larger new safety measure introduced by the FRSC in 2007.
The Road Transport Safety Standardisation Scheme is an intervention strategy for ensuring professionalism in road transport management in accordance with the FRSC Establishment Act 2007.
Through the measure, the FRSC said provisions were made for all road transport operators who engage in inter-state road transport services to establish a safety unit and appoint a safety officer as the head of the unit who shall ensure that operational standards are maintained as prescribed in the regulation.
Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, said the management of PMT had complied with all operational standards as recommended by the RTSSS, including a yearly certification programme.
“Since its inception in 2007, the RTSSS has registered 1,938 fleet operators, inspected terminals of 5,625 fleet operators and certified 3,704 fleet operators in its annual fleet certification exercise, while over 2,541 fleet operators’ safety managers have been trained.