According to him, the attention of the corps was drawn to the trending video of the old vehicle with mechanical issues plying the expressway.
“The vehicle with registration number, Lagos AA07AG was not only old but was plying the highway with just three worn-out tyres.
“The personnel of the agency are directed to be on the lookout for the car and other unstable vehicles plying major roads in Nigeria.
“The operation will be conducted nationwide, and severe punishment awaits the owner and anyone using such vehicles,” he said.
Biu said that the new order was part of a continued effort by the FRSC to reduce road accidents.
He said that all Sector Commanders and Zonal Commanding Officers of the FRSC were to begin enforcing the new order with immediate effect.
“As a matter of fact, FRSC officials are now authorised to arrest and prosecute anyone who operates rickety vehicles on Nigerian roads.
“The officials are also allowed to impound such vehicles and tow them to the nearby FRSC office,” he added.