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FRSC to step up patrol, says rickety vehicles will not be tolerated

FRSC to step up patrol, says rickety vehicles will not be tolerated
March 17
10:53 2020
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Boboye Oyeyemi, corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has directed that patrol operations be stepped up to check increasing violation of traffic regulations.

According to a statement signed by Bisi Kazeem, FRSC’s public education officer, Oyeyemi said patrol officers must ensure strict enforcement for offences like overloading, rickety vehicles, removal of extra lights, and enforcement of compliance on the restriction of motorcycles and tricycles to their designated routes.

He said the directive is geared towards achieving the 2020 corporate strategic goals of minimising the risk of death on the road by reducing road traffic crashes by 15% and fatality by 20%.

“Corps is repositioning, strengthening, and sustaining road safety programmes that are packaged to make our roads safe, and, as such will not tolerate any form of bad driving habit,” Oyeyemi said.

“This operation has become overly relevant owing to the fact that the identified critical offences are major contributors to road traffic crashes with attendant loss of lives and properties.

“Because of this, the Federal Road Safety Corps is determined and committed to this course and must ensure that it stops at nothing when it comes to cleansing our roads of these ills. To this end, violators of traffic laws must desist or face the wrath of the law.”

He said the punishments for perpetrators would include referrals to designated government health facilities for emotional evaluation, payment of fines and compulsory road safety education.

The public was encouraged to report offences through FRSC’s toll-free number, 122, or the national traffic radio, 107.1FM.

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