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

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has set up over 200 mobile court operations to prosecute traffic offenders during the Eid-el-Kabir special patrol operations across the country.

The FRSC Corps Marshal, Malam Shehu Mohammed, made this known during a press briefing on the Corps’ preparations ahead of the Sallah celebration, on Friday in Abuja.

Mohammed said recent developments on the roads revealed the challenges against the 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 convey human beings, night trips, fatigue, speed violations, driving under the influence, as well as overloading of vehicles.

He said the Corps had introduced some key safety initiatives to tackle the menace and combat the ugly trend, as well as meet up with the changing times, especially developments coming from the unsafe behaviours.

According to him, one of these is the result-oriented efforts that have been directed towards effective collaboration with the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, and State Judiciaries.

“This is for timely prosecution of drivers and vehicle owners caught contravening established traffic regulations like overloading, dangerous driving, and use of phones as well as speeding.

“These violations will be tamed through the instrumentality of mobile court operations, “he said.

The FRSC boss called on drivers to imbibe a culture of courtesy, civility and consideration for other road users, saying, “They must learn to do the right thing at all times because, as you have the right to use the roads, so do others.

“As such, drivers must drive with the consciousness that members of their families, friends and loved ones are waiting for them at home, whenever they are on the road.

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