Yuletide rush: FRSC mobile courts convict 783 traffic offenders
MOBILE courts set up the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for end-of-the-year patrols have so far convicted 783 traffic offenders. The FRSC said in a statement that 878 traffic offenders were arraigned before the 200 mobile courts it set up ahead of the Yuletide. While 783 of them were convicted, 95 others were discharged.
The Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi, had said two days before Christmas that the corps lost 204 personnel to hit-and-run drivers in the course of duty within the last two years. The Corps Marshall, who disclosed this at a press briefing on the “Ember months operations” in Abuja, explained that the deaths of the corps personnel highlighted the sacrifices of the agency in ensuring that road fatality was reduced to the barest minimum in the country.
Oyeyemi, who gave the assurance that the FRSC was committed to ensuring safety of travellers during the Yuletide, warned traffic offenders that they would be punished. “Let me warn would-be deviants that the corps will not tolerate anything short of conformity to road traffic regulations because it is through this that each person can drive to save a life and make the nation enjoyable and fulfilling for all.
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