FRSC directs clampdown on rickety vehicles
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has directed Commanding Officers across all formations of the Corps, to commence immediate clampdown on rickety vehicles plying Nigerian roads.
This is contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem on Tuesday.
According to him, the riot act to operators of rickety vehicles gives Zonal Commanding Officers and Sector Commanders, express directive to commence nationwide arrest, impoundment and prosecution of owners or operators of such vehicles.
FRSC said the operation is aimed at creating safer motoring environment in the country as well as realise its 2021 strategic goals of reducing road traffic crashes by 15% and fatalities by 20%.
The Corps Marshal enjoined motorists to ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles in view of inherent traffic hazards associated with abandoned broken down vehicles, especially at night.
He noted that “if drivers and vehicle owners will adhere to constant maintenance of their vehicles, safety of lives and properties will be enhanced and the statutory role of the Corps summarised in making the over 204,000 km road network in Nigeria safe for all users.”
Explaining the seriousness of the riot act, Kazeem emphatically stated that severe punishment awaits anyone apprehended in the act, including impoundment of the vehicle, payment of fines and compulsory road safety education.
He called on the public to assist the Corps by reporting any rickety vehicle sighted on the road to the spokesperson through the FRSC Toll Free numbers 122 or tune into the National Traffic Radio 107.1FM to report same or any other contravention seen on the road.