The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned motorists against carrying containers filled with petroleum products during distant journeys.
It also said that it was a traffic offence for motorists to carry petrol in jerry cans while in transit.
Philip Ozonnandi, the Commander, Ore Unit in Ondo State gave the warning while addressing journalists on Thursday in Ore.
He said: “We are aware of the fuel situation right now but it is a great offence for motorists to travel with petrol in jerry cans in their vehicles’ booths.
“We are reminding motorists that the dry season is here which makes it very dangerous for motorists to carry fuel in jerry cans while in transit as this may speed up havocs which are not prepared for.
“We also urge motorists to ensure that they have fire extinguishers, C-caution, wheel spanner, jack and spare tyres in case of an emergency.”
He said that it was also hazardous to lives and property of commuters in such affected vehicles.
The FRSC boss also urged motorists to ensure that they have fire extinguisher, C-caution, wheel spanner, jack, extra tyres and other apparatuses in their vehicles.