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FRSC arrests 38,869 traffic offenders in FCT



FRSC arrests 38,869 traffic offenders in FCT

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Comando FCT, said it arrested 38,869 traffic violators for committing 42,814 violations in 2021 compared to 46,818 violators and 56,385 violations in 2019.

This is contained in FRSC, the FCT sector command scorecard for 2021 issued by Sector Commander Oga Ochi on Tuesday in Abuja.

He stated that the violators violated different traffic rules and regulations in the FCT, adding that the most frequent infractions were the violation of light signals, the use of the telephone while driving and the violation of the seat belt.

It noted that 34,613 traffic violators were arrested in 2020 for 57,438 violations in FCT, stating that the reduction in violators was due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

“8,111 were arrested for violation of the speed limit (LSV), 7,860 were arrested for using the telephone while driving (UPD), 5,436 were arrested for violation of the seat belt (SBV) and 21, 407 were categorized as other.

“In 2019, 12, 160 were arrested by UPD, 10, 362 were arrested by LSV and 5,670 were arrested by SBV while in 2020, 8,210 were arrested by UPD, 6,422 were arrested by LSV and 4,087 were arrested by SBV.

“There was a reduction in arrests in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and also restrictions imposed on interstate travel,” he stated.

The document said that corps operatives had recently faced violent traffic offenders at the FCT.

He stated that the body would maintain information and public awareness campaigns and also engage in robust enforcement to address all traffic issues, including congestion at the FCT.

He also stated that the body would translate the Nigerian highway code into local languages ​​for ease of understanding.

This is aimed at road users, including Keke napep, motorcyclists who do not have access to formal education.

He encouraged stakeholders and the general public to use toll-free 122 and national traffic radio 107.1FM to address traffic issues on the FCT.


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