23 February 2021 By Kayode Oyedare.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has directed Commanding Officers across all formations to commence immediate clampdown on rickety vehicles plying Nigerian roads.
The clampdown is part of efforts of the Commission to further reduce road traffic crashes across the country this year.
While speaking in Abuja, The Corps marshal said the special Operation has mandated the Zonal Commanding Officers and Sector Commanders across the thirty Six States and the FCT to commence arrest, impoundment, and prosecution of owners or operators of such tickety vehicles.
The Corps Marshal further stressed that the operation which forms part of the Commission’s commitment towards enhancing its operational activities for a safer motoring environment in the country, premised on the realisation of its 2021 strategic goals of reducing road traffic crashes by 15% and fatalities by 20%.
The FRSC Boss who expressed regret at the common sight of poorly maintained vehicles on the nation’s highways which often break down and result in obstructions of traffic flow, enjoined motorists to ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles in view of inherent traffic hazards associated with abandoned broken down vehicles especially at night.
He therefore called on the public to report to the Commission any rickety vehicle sighted on the road through the FRSC Toll Free numbers 122 .