Federal Road Safety Corps impounded 1,293 vehicles and penalize 1,402 offenders in three weeks.

The Federal Road Safety Corps-FRSC has said it impounded no fewer than 1,293 vehicles and also penalised 1,402 offenders within three weeks.

The corps observed that most of the drivers were operating without driver’s licence while offences, such as lane indiscipline, rickety vehicles and overloading accounted for some of the offences for which the violators were prosecuted.

The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, who said this at a press briefing in Abuja, noted that 826 offenders were arraigned before the courts, out of which 753 were convicted with option of fines and explained that the corps would sustain the enforcement of road safety ethics through a multi-dimensional approach, adding that the corps had stepped up training of haulage vehicle and tanker drivers.

The corps marshall said his agency had since January embarked on a series of advocacy, sensitisation and collaboration with all the stakeholders involved in haulage transportation and allied businesses, to sensitise them towards imbibing safe driving culture.

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