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FRSC arrests 4,907 motorists for traffic violations in FCT

The Federal Road Safety Corps has arrested more than 4,907 persons for 6,339 traffic offences during the just concluded “Operation Zero Tolerance” in the Federal Capital Territory.

The sector commander, Muta’a Chorrie, said this in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.

‘Operation Zero Tolerance’ occurred during the yuletide season between December 15, 2023 and January 15, 2024.

Mr Chorrie said that non-use of seat belts, use of phones while driving and speeding were the major causes of accidents during the operation.

He, however, said that the corps would be embarking on another special patrol operation in 2024 in the territory.

He added that the experience during the 2023 end-of-year special patrol operations propelled the corps to commence another.

This, he said, would not only check excesses of users of mobile phones but would also reduce incessant road traffic crashes in the six area councils.

“The special operation is tagged “Operation Falcon Speed Mobile Control.” This will help check things that cause road accidents and curb them to the barest minimum,“  he said.

The FRSC boss stressed that the corps had provided raider guns and other operational logistics to enhance its efficiency and effectiveness in 2024.

Mr Chorrie said that the command would also embark on intensive sensitisation in churches, mosques and schools, which he believed had a larger population.

“This will also help to inculcate a driving culture and educate road users on effective traffic management in the FCT. The corps would be visiting churches on Sundays and mosques on Fridays, as well as various public and private schools, “he said.

The sector commander appealed to motorists, particularly commercial drivers, to always abide by traffic rules and give maximum cooperation to the FRSC.

This, he said, would not only reduce road accidents with fatalities but also save lives and property in the territory. 

(NAN)

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