FRSC plans use of cameras to track offenders
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The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has promised to deploy cameras to track safety offenders.
Oyeyemi disclosed this at the decoration of FRSC’S newly promoted deputy and assistant corps marshals.
He said the new device would be installed on all FRSC’s patrol vans.
“Worried by incessant knock-down of staff by “rogue motorists,” the FRSC has decided to push for stiffer penalties for offenders especially tanker and trailer drivers.
“The corps would deploy cameras in its vehicles to enable water tight prosecution of road traffic offenders. The Volkswagen Gulf and Opel Vectra commercial vehicle operators would also be in closer focus this year because their activities have become a negative narrative in the road sector,” he said.
He said the sharp practice would not be tolerated “especially along Abuja-Kaduna and Abuja-Jos axis.”
Oyeyemi explained: “An increase in mobile court would also be witnessed countrywide and so would be mobile speed control to check excessive speeding along major road corridors.”
He said the commission would strive to meet the recommendations of the Road Safety Country Capacity Review, which demanded that the corps’ presence should be located at about 50 kilometres radius interval on the highways.
He added that 20 planned commands would be established in 2017.
According to him, the FRSC had secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to improve their logistics and recruit more personnel.