…Strict Enforcement On Critical Offences Also
By Cyber Era Reporter
Going forward, there is no hiding place for road traffic offenders in Nigeria as the Corps Marshal of road safety regulatory body, the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered the immediate potentiation of patrol operations and also directed commanding officers to ensure strict enforcement on critical offences like overloading, rickety vehicles, removal of extra lights, and enforcement of compliance on restriction of motorcycles and tricycles to their designated routes.
An FRSC statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, seen by Cyber Era, says the Corps Marshal gave the directives following the imperatives of sustaining existing efforts aimed at achieving its year 2020 corporate strategic goals of minimising the risk of death on the road by reducing road traffic crashes by 15 per cent and fatality by 20 per cent.
Dr. Oyeyemi noted that the Corps was repositioning, strengthening, and sustaining road safety programmes that were packaged to make our roads safe, and, as such would not tolerate any form of bad driving habit, including overloading of vehicles in persons and goods, fixing of extra lights on vehicles, driving of Ricky vehicles, excessive smoke emission, and riding on undesignated routes by motorcyclists and tricyclists.
This operation, according to the Corps Marshal, had become overly relevant owing to the fact that the identified critical offences were major contributors of road traffic crashes with attendant loss of lives and properties, adding because of this, the FRSC was determined and committed to this course and must ensure that it stopped at nothing when it came to cleansing our roads of these ills. To this end, violators of traffic laws, he stressed, must desist or face the wrath of the law.
Oyeyemi warned perpetrators of traffic offences to take a new leave, noting that the entire management staff of the Corps would fully participate in this operation to show how important it was to the Corps while also revealing that severe punishment awaited anyone apprehended in the act, including referrals to designated government health facilities for emotional evaluation, payment of fines and compulsory road safety education.
The Corps therefore called on the motoring to assist the Corps by reporting any of the stated offences sighted on the road to the spokesperson through the FRSC Toll Free numbers 122 or tune into the National Traffic Radio 107.1FM to report same or any other contravention seen on the road.
The Station can also be reached through its Social Media Handles as follows; WHATSAPP 08052997848, FACEBOOK TRAFFICRADIO 1, TWITTER @TRAFFICRADIO 1, INSTAGRAM TRAFFICRADIO 1. Or Call the following numbers; GLO 08052998090, MTN 09067000015, and SMS on GLO 08052998012 and the FRSC toll free emergency line 122.