FRSC begins clampdown on rickety vehicles, urges motorists to regularize documents
THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has since Sunday commenced a nationwide clampdown and subsequent prosecution of operators of rickety vehicles plying the highways.
Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi at the weekend in Abuja decried the common sight of poorly maintained vehicles on the country’s highways, which often break down and result in obstructions of traffic flow.
Oyeyemi stated that the nationwide exercise, which commenced on yesterday “forms part of the Corps’ commitment towards sustaining the tempo of its operational activities and to create safer motoring environment in the country anchored on its 2015 strategic goals of reducing road traffic crashes by 20 per cent and fatalities by 30 per cent.”
He urged motorists to ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles in view of inherent traffic hazards associated with abandoned broken down vehicles especially at night.
According to the Corps Marshal, one of the core values of the FRSC is to improve on its regulatory capacity and enforcement of traffic rules and regulations, in addition to rescue and advisory capacity, targeted at drastic reduction in road traffic crashes.
He observed the common sight of poorly maintained vehicles on the nation highways, which often break down and result in obstructions of traffic flow.
The Corps public education unit indicated that the road safety agency “has concluded plans for total enforcement on number plate violations, and the prosecution of motorists with fake drivers’ license in line with the provisions of Section 74 (1) and (2) of the National Road Traffic Regulations of 2012.
“Prospective drivers are therefore advised to approach FRSC designated Drivers’ License Centers, States Board of Internal Revenue and Vehicle Inspection Offices nationwide, to obtain their genuine vehicle number plates and driver’s licence.
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