No fewer than 3,187 site visitors offenders have been arrested by the Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC), Lagos Command.
The Lagos Sector Commander, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stated they had been arrested in the course of the “30 days operation zero tolerance” within the state.
He stated the offenders had been arrested for allegedly committing 3,708 site visitors offences between Dec. 15, 2020, and Jan. 15.
Ogungbemide added that officers of the command impounded 1,430 automobiles and confiscated 1,757 others for failure to fulfill the roadworthiness necessities in the course of the interval below evaluation.
In keeping with him, a complete of 46 highway site visitors crashes had been recorded with 5 deadly accidents.
He stated the offences included “Mild/Signal violation (LSV) 608; Seat belt violation (SUV), 609, Failure to put in Velocity Limiting Gadget (SLD), 513, and driving with worn-out tyres (TYY), 505.”
The sector commander expressed fear that some industrial drivers disconnected the velocity restrict gadgets of their automobiles, exposing passengers to hazard.
He defined that the apply by industrial drivers was on the rise, forcing operatives of the command to be strict with enforcement.
“It was found that the arrested automobiles disconnected their velocity restrict gadgets, which can also be an indicator that commuters in such automobiles are uncovered to hazard.
“The commuters are additionally uncovered to crashes on account of uncontrolled velocity that might result in lack of management of the car, which might additionally result in fatality.
“It’s unlucky that we nonetheless have unpatriotic drivers who’re disloyal to the driving guidelines and regulation of the land,” Ogunbemide stated.
The Lagos sector commander additional urged different motorists but to put in the velocity restrict system to take action, including that officers and males of the corps had been looking out for offenders