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Eid-el-Kabir: FRSC prepares 200 mobile courts for traffic offenders

The FRSC corps marshal, Shehu Mohammed, said this during a press briefing on the corps’ preparations ahead of the Sallah celebration on Friday in Abuja.

• June 14, 2024
FRSC corps marshal, Shehu Mohammed (Credit: NAN)
FRSC corps marshal, Shehu Mohammed (Credit: NAN)

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it has set up over 200 mobile court operations to prosecute traffic offenders nationwide during the Eid-el-Kabir special patrol operations.

The FRSC corps marshal, Shehu Mohammed, said this during a press briefing on the corps’ preparations ahead of the Sallah celebration on Friday in Abuja.

Mr Mohammed said recent developments on the roads revealed some of the challenges confronting safe use of the highways, which he said the corps had stepped up to confront on all fronts.

He said the challenges include the ugly trend of using trailers and trucks to transport humans, night trips, fatigue, speed violations, driving under the influence, and vehicle overloading.

“These violations will be tamed through the instrumentality of mobile court operations,” said Mr Mohammed. “To this end, we shall carry out aggressive enforcement, including conducting over 200 Mobile Courts operations, with the aim of checking the following offences.”

The corps marshal also said the corps had introduced some key safety initiatives to tackle the menace and keep up with the changing times, especially developments resulting from unsafe behaviours.

He said one of these is the result-oriented efforts to collaborate effectively with the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and state judiciaries.

The FRSC boss called on drivers to imbibe a culture of courtesy, civility and consideration for other road users.

He said, “At all times, they must be conscious that those they carry are breadwinners, family and friends to other people whose lives are precious to them.

“We must, therefore, exercise restraint and show respect to each other while on the road.“

(NAN)

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