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FRSC says 100 Abuja traffic violators arrested in one week

“With the rainy season setting in, we urge road users to drive within approved speed limits and park at convenient places when the rain is heavy,” said FRSC.

• July 9, 2024
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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) FCT command has arrested no fewer than 100 traffic offenders in the last week during the ongoing ‘Operation Green Light Enforcement’ in the city centre.

FCT sector commander Muta’a Chorrie disclosed this in an interview on Tuesday in Abuja.

Mr Chorrie lamented that most motorists, especially commercial drivers, have made it a habit to disregard traffic lights.

He warned that the Corps would continue to sanction traffic offenders, regardless of their status, to ensure sanity on the roads.

He also addressed the issue of indiscriminate parking by commercial drivers, saying that the Corps had increased the mobility of patrol personnel to check the excesses of road users.

“The FCT command has been engaging with Transport Union Leaders in regular meetings to address the menace in the six area councils of the territory. We arrested 100 traffic offenders within seven days in FCT. We will not relent until sanity is restored on our highways,” he said.

Mr Chorrie, however, appealed to motorists to avoid overloading, as the Corps would not tolerate those who dent the country’s image.

The FRSC boss also advised Nigerians to avoid boarding overloaded vehicles, which were difficult to manoeuvre during emergencies.

“With the rainy season setting in, we urge road users to drive within approved speed limits and park at convenient places when the rain is heavy,” he said.

(NAN)

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