Easter: FRSC apprehends 5,630 offenders, impounds 3,205 autos
The Federal Street Security Corps (FRSC) stated it coated 1, 575 routes, impounded 3,205 autos, and apprehended 5,630 offenders for committing 6,880 offences through the Easter particular patrol from March 31 to April 7.
The Corps additionally recorded a complete of 103 highway site visitors crashes (RTC) as towards a complete of 200 in the identical interval in 2019 representing 14 per cent lower.
The Corps Public Training Officer (CPEO) Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, stated this in a press release made accessible to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.
Kazeem stated the Corps additionally arraigned 87 offenders in cell courts, convicted 79 with choice of fines and sentenced one to jail, through the easter celebration.
He said that the lower recorded in highway crashes was attributed to the institution of Station Places of work in virtually all of the 774 native governments in Nigeria.
He added that intensified public enlightenment and sensitisation campaigns had been held nationwide in collaboration with key stakeholders within the transportation sector and past.
He additionally stated the Corps carried out more practical patrol operations, when in comparison with the identical interval in 2019.
In line with him, the impact of the large sensitisation, enhanced visibility and basic enforcement deployed in collaboration with stakeholders is evidenced within the recorded lower in whole variety of highway site visitors crashes and offences recorded in 2021.
“It additionally implies that drivers have stepped up compliance with established site visitors rules.
“When evaluating the 2 years, the identical interval in 2019, the Corps arrested a complete of 6,961 offenders in 2019 as towards 5,630 in 2021 representing 19.12 per cent lower, and a complete of seven,708 offences as towards 6,880 in 2021 representing 10.74 per cent lower.
“In the identical vein, throughout the interval into consideration, a complete of 162 offenders had been arraigned in cell court docket in 2019, whereas a complete of 87 offenders had been arraigned in 2021 representing one other lower of 46.30 per cent,” he stated.
The FRSC spokesman famous that out of the 103 highway crashes in 2019, FRSC recorded 37 deadly crashes as towards 26 in 2021, representing 30 per cent lower in deadly crashes alone.
He stated a report of 64 critical crashes occurred in 2019, towards 69 in 2021 representing a rise of seven per cent in critical crashes alone.
He additionally stated a complete of 14 minor crashes had been recorded in 2019 towards 13 in the identical interval in 2021, representing 7 per cent lower.
He added that of the 578 individuals concerned in highway site visitors crashes through the 2021 Easter celebration, in comparison with 1,128 folks in 2019, and that 33 of them had been killed in 2021 in comparison with 80 in 2019.
Kazeem stated a complete of 175 autos had been concerned in highway crashes within the evaluate interval in comparison with 218 in 2019.
He gave the breakdown of the autos concerned in highway site visitors crashes throughout the nation as 15 tanker/trailers, 17 vehicles, 28 buses, 57 vehicles, 45 bikes, six tricycles and 7 pickups.
The CPEO quoted the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, as saying that the Corps now had a wider protection because of the institution of extra FRSC instructions, outposts, highway facet clinics and Zebra factors feeding in reviews from totally different routes that had been hitherto not completely coated.
He careworn that the lower in variety of highway crashes, the variety of individuals concerned, in addition to recorded lower within the variety of individuals killed was attributable to enhanced visibility.
He urged the general public to help the Corps by reporting any type of obstruction or emergency on the highway to the spokesperson by way of the FRSC Toll Free numbers 122 Or tune into the Nationwide Site visitors Radio 107.1FM to report identical or some other contravention seen on the highway.
“The Station can be reached by way of its Social Media Handles as follows: WHATSAPP 08052997848, FACEBOOK TRAFFICRADIO 1, TWITTER @TRAFFICRADIO 1, INSTAGRAM TRAFFICRADIO 1 or Name the next numbers: GLO 08052998090, MTN 09067000015, and SMS on GLO 08052998012 and the FRSC toll free emergency line 122,” he stated.
NAN reviews that the Corps Marshal had earlier directed that the 2021 Easter particular patrol to cowl 45 corridors. (NAN)