The Anambra Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says its night patrol team has arrested 15 vehicles indulging in endangering other road users at night by being overloaded and fitted with extra headlights.
The Sector Commander, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, made the disclosure in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Awka on Friday.
Kumapayi said the vehicles were arrested for being dangerously overloaded and for other traffic offences of fitted with extra lights that endangered the lives of the occupants and those of other motorists.
He said 12 trucks and three buses were impounded between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. that the operations lasted.
The sector commander said that overloading had bad effect on the balance of vehicles making them to fall off the road and cause accidents which often resulted in deaths and injury.
“Yesterday (Thursday), we started special night patrol with the goal of reducing road traffic crashes to the barest minimum.
“We target all category of vehicles but, especially those that had bad tyres, defective lights, extra lights and overloading who travel at night when they feel the FRSC had gone to sleep but now we are ready for them.
“We are working with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps and it will last till the end of the year.
“We arrested 12 trucks and three buses for overloading and fixing extra lights; it is a continuous process, we shall sustain this until they change their attitude,” he said.
Kumapayi said the motorists would be forced to correct the offences they committed before they were allowed their vehicles out of the command,” he said.
(Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Peter Ejiofor)
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