Despite several warnings over the years, it is quite surprising that a lot of Nigerian motorists still like to violate traffic regulations. Fresh reports reaching us have it that the FRSC recently impounded 51 cars and 40 motorbikes without plate numbers in Cross River. These figures were revealed to newsmen on Wednesday by Mr Maikano Hassan, the Sector Commander of FRSC in Cross River State.
The FRSC in Cross River recently seized 51 cars and 40 motorcycles for not having number plates
According to the Cross River FRSC boss, the traffic agency was joined by the Nigeria Police Force and NSCDC in tracking these vehicles with no plate numbers. He disclosed that the FRSC officials confiscated 51 vehicles in Calabar alone. Meanwhile, a total of 40 motorcycles were also impounded in Ikom. All of the vehicles were reportedly seized during a joint exercise that began on Monday, August 15 in Cross River state. This exercise is said to be mainly aimed at arresting motorists driving their vehicles without a registered number plate. Such vehicles have been observed to be the usual preference of hoodlums that often commit crimes in the state.
The Cross River State FRSC boss has declared that no vehicle or motorbike will be allowed to operate in the state without a number plate. He also reiterated that there is still a ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles (Okada) within Calabar. This is also being enforced by the FRSC personnel in the state. Nonetheless, the agency is still currently putting all of its efforts into clamping down on vehicles with no plate numbers. Meanwhile, the FRSC boss has said that the agency will allow affected motorists to go ahead with the plate number registration process. It is however not stated whether impounded cars will be “freely” released after their owner gets a number plate.