Individuals who violate traffic rules and regulations in Cross River State are in for a clamp down as the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Cross River Command, has embarked on an operation to arrest traffic rules and regulations violators in the state.
The Public Education Officer of the FRSC in the state, Mr Esu Ikpi, disclosed this while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the state capital Calabar on Monday, July, 15, 2019. The focus of the one-week exercise as outlined by the FRSC official will be on:
- illegal use of mobile phone while driving
- non-usage of seat belt
- exceeding speed limit
- violation of vehicle windshield
Ikpi further revealed that the Corps had heightened efforts to make motorists and other road users obey traffic rules and regulations this rainy season. He stated that driving in the rain calls for caution by drivers. They need to make sure that their wipers and lighting system are in good condition in order to prevent poor visibility as the rain can obstruct one’s vision. He also urged drivers to fix their tires for better control on the road.
“We also advise motorists to have a safe following distance when it is raining and the road is slippery; this is to avoid any form of collision which may occur due to the slippery nature of the road.”
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Overloading of vehicles was another subject the spokesman of the FRSC mentioned as he advised motorists to adhere to the number of passengers and quantity of goods their vehicles can comfortably contain. He urged taxi drivers to desist from carrying two passengers in the front seat as two people cannot fasten the single seat belt provided in cars.
“It is an offence to take two passengers in the front seat, the penalty for it is N10,000 while N2,000 would be charged offenders who refuse to use their seat belts.”