32 people have been found guilty of assorted traffic offences by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) through its mobile court. This information was shared on Saturday 20th April by The Commission’s Public Relations Officer, Malam Kabiru Daura in Kano.
The official disclosed that the state command had deployed about 853 personnel, inclusive of regular and special marshals for the Easter operation. The operation was aimed at monitoring motorists’ activities and ensuring that road users ply the road with a degree of responsibility and safety. It was during this exercise that 32 road users were apprehended for being on the wrong side of the traffic laws.
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It was learnt through the agency that initially 38 persons were indicted before the mobile court on Thursday 18 April, however six people were subsequently discharged and acquitted, leaving 32 others who were found guilty. Mr. Daura explained further that their officers were on 24 hours duty as 14 patrol vehicles, two ambulances and one truck for removal of obstructions were standby throughout the operation. Part of the operation included the marshals enlightening the public on the importance of driving and being driven safely during the seasonal holidays and beyond. Daura added that the dedicated corps marshals worked together to direct and educate public road users in places like motor parks and places of worship.
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The PRO also stated that the Corps marshals who are on Easter season operations will focus on important and critical offences that usually contribute to road accidents. These critical offences includes vehicle overloading and failure to make use of speed limiting devices, which are already in commercial vehicles. Other traffic offences that are being given special attention are driver's license violation, number plates violations or misuse, tire violations to ensure tire safety, and inspection and removal of damaged vehicles and other objects that can obstruct road users when driving on the road.
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) started these special operations for the safety of travellers, who travelled to different locations for the Easter holidays, and those returning to their bases.
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