We have arrested a total of 1,975 traffic offenders in just 11 days – FRSC

10/01/2020

Posted by: Oluwaseun Solomon

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Fresh warning for Nigerian motorists as FRSC claims in a new report that it arrested about 1,975 traffic offenders within the first 2 weeks of September.

While some Nigerians are complaining about the hike in the price of petrol fuel and electricity tariff, some unfortunate motorists still ended up being arrested by operatives of the FRSC (Federal Road Safety Corps).

It is quite shocking to see news reports from the FRSC with claims that the agency arrested 1,975 traffic violators in just the first 2 weeks of September alone. Quite unbelievable, isn’t it?

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While the nation is protesting the hike in fuel price, FRSC says it was still able to arrest 1,975 traffic violators in 2 weeks

It is quite ridiculous to even imagine that it is possible to see Nigerian motorists violating basic traffic rules and regulation during this “harsh” time. According to the latest reports by the FRSC, 2,225 cases of traffic violations were recorded between the 1st and 11th of September alone. This has obviously led to a total arrest of 1,957 traffic violators within that same period of time during the agency’s “Operation Panther” exercise.

>>> In other News: FRSC says 30% of active Nigerian truck drivers never passed visibility test

When revealing more details about the recent arrests; the Zonal Commanding Officer for Abuja HQ Zone 7 gave the below information;

  • 195 cases of overloading offences
  • 155 cases of driving & phoning infractions
  • 48 cases of traffic light violation
  • 102 cases of Tyre Violation
  • 5 cases of dangerous driving
  • 79 cases of riding a motorbike without putting on a crash helmet

After disclosing the above records, the FRSC boss once again warns motorists all over Nigeria of an upcoming sequel exercise tagged “Operation Panther II” slated to begin on the 14th of next month.

While the FRSC is on the hunt for traffic violators in Abuja, many Lagos motorists are still holding contradicting opinions about the recently commissioned Victoria Island – Lekki Traffic Circulation project. See the press report video below:

  Commissioning of the Victoria Island - Lekki Traffic Circulation Project.

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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