Ember Months: FRSC Retrains Over 2,000 Peace Mass Transit Drivers



The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) has concluded the retraining of over 2,000 drivers of a leading road transport Peace Mass Transit,(PMT) at its Academy in Udi, Enugu State.

The month long exercise witnessed the issuance of re-certification certificates to the drivers ahead of the ember months.

Speaking at the event, Corp Marshal, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, apologized to the management of Peace Mass Transit, over a misleading report credited to the Corp which inflated the number of casualties involved in an auto crash with company buses, last June.

The corps marshal also warned motorists, especially commercial drivers, that it will enforce the installation of Speed Limiters and quality tyres as a safety measure to reduce road crashes during the festive period.

While addressing over 2,000 drivers of PMT who passed out from the one month re-certification exercise, Oyeyemi said, “As we are entering the ember months where we usually experience increase in traffic, we will be ruthless in enforcements.

“This enforcement is especially on the area of Speed Limiters and quality tyres. We will impound any vehicle especially commercial ones found operating under these conditions. Studies have shown that sixty-five percent of road crashes are caused by commercial vehicles. There will be zero tolerance on enforcement to reduce the rate of accidents on the nation’s roads.

“I want to seize this opportunity to apologize to the management of PMT on the misleading report which emanated from us, indicating that 44 passengers died in an auto crash involving PMT vehicles last June. The publication is highly regretted and i have queried the officers involved in the inflation of the figures.

“I equally ordered a rejoinder and as a responsible organization, we accept our mistake where it has been proven.”



  1. Very unprofessional journalism. The Picture (too graphic) has no relationship with your report title. I was expecting to see PMT drivers in a training session. How can you be using the lost of lives and property for cheap popularity quest. If u were sane enough, you would have followed the report of that same event to see that the Truck that rushed into PMT was at fault. It’s such as pity!


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