Yuletide: FRSC to prosecute traffic offenders, drunk drivers in mobile court
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it would establish a mobile court to prosecute traffic offenders during the festive period.
The court also is to prosecute drivers for wrongful overtaking, and drunk driving to minimise accidents during the festive season.
The Sagamu Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Taofiq Iyanda, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday.
Iyanda said the instant trial of erring drivers would serve as a deterrent to road users who intend to drive recklessly and disobey traffic rules and regulations during the yuletide.
According to him, any motorist apprehended for route violation, driving against traffic, and other traffic offenses would have their vehicles impounded and prosecuted accordingly in the mobile court.
Iyanda said the exercise aimed to reduce accidents and deaths caused by reckless drivers with no respect for human life.
“We are appealing to motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations to stem mishaps on the highway, especially during this coming festive season.
“In addition, they should cooperate with FRSC personnel and other sister agencies, to ensure sanity on the highways and to get to their various destinations safely,” he said.
Iyanda enjoined motorists to have all relevant documents in order not to be delayed by traffic personnel in the course of their journeys.
The unit commander added that motorists should ensure that their vehicles were properly serviced, especially for long trips, to prevent unnecessary breakdowns of cars on the roads.