The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that 1,876 offenders were arrested on Lagos/ Ogun states’ roads in the past four months.
Their offences ranged from lane violation, speed limit violation, overloading, use of phone while driving and drunk-driving.
Others were dangerous driving, seat belt violation, driving with wornout tyres and unlatched containers. FRSC RS.2 Zonal Commander Nseobong Charles Akpabio, who disclosed this at the Zone’s third quarter retreat recently said the enforcement, carried out on 15 roads, saw drivers booked for 2,260 offences.
Speaking on the theme: “Effect of corruption on service delivery,” Akpabio said over 500 Regular and 2500 Special Marshals enforced the rules.
Akpabio said the zone recorded only eight road crashes – one fatal, six serious and one minor during the period. The zone, he said, is committed to reducing accidents this year. He hailed the officers for their commitment which enabled the zone to achieve the feat.
He urged the officers to be punctual always and committed to their duty without compromise. He asked them to abstain from all forms of indiscipline, bribery and corruption which could tarnish the image of the Corps.
Akpabio, however, warned members of the public against inducing officers, adding that it is worrisome that some offer the officers bribe in the office. He said anyone caught offering its men bribe would be prosecuted with the officer and may have his or her vehicle impounded.