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Overloading: FRSC Impounds Vehicles In Nasarawa, To Prosecute Offenders

Over twenty vehicles were impounded in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, for various road traffic offences.

The offences range from overloading, worn-out tyres, light defects, expired drivers’ licences and vehicle papers to cracked windscreens.

The state Sector Commander, CC Lucie Samuel-Mhii, told THE WHISTLER on Friday that the defaulters would face the full weight of the law to serve as a deterrent to others.

She expressed sadness that despite the corps’ safety sensitisation measures for motorists in the state, many of them still violate road traffic rules with impunity.

The impounding took place during a joint special patrol organized by the state command of FRSC in conjunction with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

She said, “The objective of this joint patrol was to enforce regulations against overloading of goods, passengers, wheelbarrows, and animals; driving under the influence of alcohol and illicit drugs, and preventing the conveyance of fuel in jerry cans in vehicles.”

She said the joint exercise was carried out with the goal of ensuring road safety, and promoting compliance with traffic regulations, adding that, “The collaboration between these two agencies signifies a strong commitment to the safety and security of the public.”

Our correspondent reports that vehicles found guilty for overloading were offloaded while others were booked and made to pay required fines.

The commandant said that the exercise would be continuous, and warned motorists against violating road rules.

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