FRSC will set up mobile courts to reduce road accidents

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, says it will set up mobile courts across the state to prosecute road offenders and prevent road accidents during the Christmas season.

Anthony Uga, the Ogun Sector Commander of the FRSC, said this on Friday in an interview with newsmen in Ota, Ogun.

Uga said the FRSC would set up mobile courts, especially during the Christmas season, to punish road traffic offenders.

The FRSC chief said the establishment of mobile courts is part of the measures implemented, apart from public awareness campaigns and dry months, to check the rise in road accidents in the state.

“The introduction of a mobile court is appropriate and crucial during this period to stop and punish people caught violating traffic regulations, so that it acts as a deterrent to others,” he said.

Uga noted that 95 percent of road accidents were caused by human errors, which could have been avoided if drivers had taken necessary precautions.

The FRSC committee listed some of the driving offenses including route violations, driving with worn tires and driving without a valid driving license.

Others include dangerous driving, failure to install speed limiting devices and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Uga said the FRSC had decided to conduct mobile judicial/intervention patrol, especially on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, to curb these threats.

According to him, the operation will complement the ember months safety campaign aimed at reducing road accidents, injuries and fatalities on highways as the holiday approaches.

He advised passengers to call the toll-free number FRSC 122 and report any irregularities.



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