Lagos FRSC Arrests 3187 Traffic Offenders During 2020/2021 'Operation Zero Tolerance Patrol' - News at its peak

News at its peak

....Information Carrier online magazine is a platform to disseminate breaking stories as well the mouthpiece globally.

Access Bank

Access Bank
Access Bank

Post Top Ad

Responsive Ads Here

Lagos FRSC Arrests 3187 Traffic Offenders During 2020/2021 'Operation Zero Tolerance Patrol'

Share This

By OLALEKAN AYENI --- The Lagos Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that it arrested 3187 road traffic offenders in the just concluded 'Operation Zero tolerance/end of the year special patrol' which commenced from December 15, 2020 to Friday 15, January, 2021.   

The Lagos Sector Commander, CC Olusegun Ogungbemide made this known through a statement by the Command’s Public Education Officer, Olabisi Sonusi on Thursday 21 January, 2021. He said offenders were arrested for traffic offences ranging from overloading, driving with worn out tyres, driving without driver’s licence, driving without vehicle papers and driving against traffic.

CC Ogungbemide said: "The special  patrol led to the arrest of a total number of 3187 offenders with 3708 offences, 1430 vehicles were impounded and 1757 confiscations. Total number of 46 Road traffic crashes was recorded, five among it were fatal. 505 tyre violation, 609 seat belt violation, 513 failure to install speed limit device and 608 light sign violation took the lead of the prevailing offences. 

"The Special patrol covered Lagos- Ibadan, Lekki – Epe and Lagos – Badagry expressways recorded a huge success, although some offences were still prevailing and such is not encouraged as long as the FRSC is working hard to reduce the rate of Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) and also reduce fatalities on the highway," he added.

CC Ogungbemide commended the officers and men of the Command for their steadfastness and commitment during the end of the year patrol. 

He added that FRSC personnel were made to work extra hours during the Christmas period to enforce traffic rules, COVID 19 protocols and warned drivers against setting unrealistic targets for themselves during the festive period which was a major cause of road crashes.

He therefore encouraged the men to be more dedicated to their service in this New Year to ensure the Corps 2021 Corporate strategic goal is achieved, adding that the Command is set to reduce traffic offenders to keep  the  highways safe for the innocent motoring public.

CC Ogungbemide reminded motorists that the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world is still on, insisting that commuters should adhere to the safety protocols.

He also advised commercial fleet operators to Install Speed Limiting Device in their vehicles to avoid arrest and their vehicles impounded.

No comments:

Post a Comment