FRSC convicts 54 motorists in Plateau
The FRSC has convicted no fewer than 54 motorists who violated various traffic rules and regulations in Plateau.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Crawford Oti, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Jos.
He said that the motorists were convicted in mobile courts on three routes within the Jos-Bukuru metropolis.
Oti explained that the exercise was part of its special Easter patrol aimed at reducing road traffic crashes during the celebration.
He added that the commission deployed the mobile courts as a strategy to ensure that only qualified drivers and road worthy vehicles ply the roads.
”We actually apprehended 67 offenders, but the court discharged 13 of them while the remaining 54 were convicted.
”Most of them were convicted over driver’s licence violation, overloading, mechanically deficient vehicles, use of phones while driving, obstruction and seat belt violation.
”Some were equally convicted for using worn out tyres, number plate as well as lack of fire extinguishers and caution signs.
”Others were arrested for lane indiscipline, over speeding and windscreen and vehicle licence violation.
”So many vehicles will be on the highways during this Easter celebration and one of the best ways to tackle some of these violations and reduce crashes is through the mobile court to ensure hitch-free celebration, ” he said.
The sector commander said the mobile court exercise would be continuous until the Easter celebration was over.
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