FRSC arrests 23,287 offenders in three months

Published 5 years ago by: Clem Clem
at 04:11 AM, 10/04/2014 (5 years ago)

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The Lagos State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission  said on Wednesday that it arrested 23,287 traffic offenders in the state in the first quarter of the year.

The state’s Sector Commander, Mr. Chidi Nkwonta, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the offenders were involved in 26,076 traffic offences.

Nkwonta said that lack of caution signs, defective windscreens and non-usage of seat belts topped the list of the offences.

“We were able to arrest 23,287 offenders for 26,076 offences in the first quarter of this year.

“We will not cease to enlighten motorists and enforcing traffic regulations to reduce losses on our roads.

“All actions that are injurious to road safety will be checked on our roads and we will be further committed to restore the road safety culture on all road users,’’ Nkwonta said.

Statistics made available to NAN showed that the command arrested 7,710 offenders for 8,606 offences in January and 8,112 offenders for 9,126 offences in February.

The statistics also indicate that 7,465 traffic offenders were arrested for 8,344 offences in March.

Nkwota urged motorists to consider their safety and that of their passengers above all the reasons they might have to disregard rules.

“Life does not have any duplicate, obedience to traffic laws should be considered as a civic obligation by all motor drivers, cyclists and tricycle riders,’’ he said.

Nkwonta said the commission was committed to achieve its goal of ‘zero crashes’ on the country’s highways.

He added that the FRSC would intensify enforcement of traffic regulations to reduce auto crash casualties in the state.

Nkwonta urged motorists to shun dangerous driving, overloading, drunk-driving and other acts that were inimical to road safety.

“The nation cannot continue to lose lives to road crashes and all motorists must be made to obey traffic rules,” he said.

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