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Kaduna: FRSC prosecutes 2,204 traffic offenders in 2 months

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kaduna State Sector Command, prosecuted 2,204 traffic offenders in August and September.

The Sector Commander, Mr Hafiz Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kaduna that those prosecuted were arrested during special intervention patrols.

He said that the patrols were carried out to stem traffic law infractions, its attendant fatalities and life-threatening injuries, within the metropolis and the highways.

Mohammed said that 2,429 traffic offences were committed in the months under review with 1,108 traffic offenders prosecuted in August, and 1,096 in September.

“One thousand and two hundred and twenty (1,220) offences were committed in August, while 1,209 offences were recorded in September,” he said.

Mohammed identified some of the most prevalent offences as: drivers violating seat belt rule, and drivers fixing fake number plates on their vehicles.

Others are: non-installation of speed limit device in commercial vehicles, expired tyres, riding motorcycles without wearing helmets, overloading and inability to produce driving licences when demanded.

He said that the command would continue to improve on road safety awareness campaign and the enforcement of traffic rules and regulations to reduce road crashes to the barest minimum.

He cautioned motorists to always comply with traffic rules and regulations saying the FRSC would not tolerate any violations.

“FRSC is committed to achieving its set objectives in line with the 2021 Corporate Strategic Goals of the Corps,” Mohammed said.

He added that the ember months’ awareness campaign to reduce road crashes had been intensified across the state.  (NAN)

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