The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra on Thursday said it arrested 525 traffic offenders at different locations in the state during the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Sector Commander, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, told journalists in Awka that two lives were lost, while five people sustained injury in three different crashes that occurred during the celebration.
According to him, the reduction was as a result of the high deployment of officers and technical resources as well as traffic control strategy.
“We deployed over 1,000 personnel and Special Marshal ahead of the festival from July 16 to July 25,2021 on special patrol.
“We arrested a total of 525 offenders for various traffic offences across the state, and they were prosecuted and booked accordingly. The most prevalent offence was seat belt violation.
Irelewuyi said there was the need for attitudinal change to seat belt violation among motorists.
According to him, many motorists do not understand that the seat belt is a safety device.
“Using seat belt does not actually prevent crashes from happening but when properly used, it reduces the risk of injury in cases of crash by 50 percent.
“It is not an easy task to change attitude built over the years,” he said. (NAN)