The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said it has prosecuted 440 traffic offenders in the past three month in Kano State.
The Sector Commander, Mr Zubairu Mato, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Kano.
Mato disclosed that 8,969 traffic offenders were arrested by personnel of the Corps in the past three months in the state.
He said the Corps had prosecuted and secured convictions of 440 traffic offenders within the period under review.
“The most prevalent offences are driver’s licence, overloading and violation of speed limit among others.”
Mato said the Corps had conducted COVID-19 sensitisation activities to create awareness on the need for drivers and motorists to comply with COVID-19 protocols, to stem further spread of the pandemic.
“We engaged drivers and transport owners’ unions to promote adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines in parks and terminus.
“It also seek to encourage use of face masks, sanitisers, washing of hands and social distancing by drivers and passengers.
“FRSC intends to retrain personnel in the area of patrol activities on how to be fair and firm to people.
“We will also train and mobilise youth along crash prone routes, who indicated their desire to give timely assistance to accident victims,” he said.
Mato added that the Corps adopted proactive measures to reduce traffic crash by 50 per cent and fatality by 20 per cent in the state.
According to him, the Corps will liase with the construction firms working on Kano-Zaria and Kano-Bauchi Roads, to conduct pot holes repair exercise to reduce accident.
“ Julius Berger as well as Dantata and Sawoe among others had done a lot by filling some pot-holes,” he said.
The Commandant enjoined motorists to observe traffic regulations to ensure safety on the roads.(NAN)
– Aug. 19, 2020 @ 15:07 GMT |