FRSC to Impound Rickety Vehicles Plying Highways, Prosecute Owners
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to begin immediate arrest of operators of rickety vehicles on Nigeria’s major highways, as part of moves to reduce auto-crashes.
It also says that such vehicles would be impounded and the owners prosecuted.
The corps’ public education officer, assistant corps Marshall Bisi Kazeem, in a statement, said the decision followed the viral video of an old car with three worn out tyres, plying a major highway in Sagamu, Ogun State.
He said that FRSC officers had been ordered to be on the look out for the car, and other such unstable vehicles plying Nigerian roads.
The FRSC boss also highlighted health, safety and economic benefits of regular vehicle maintenance.
He said ”if drivers and vehicle owners carry out constant maintenance of their vehicles, road safety would be enhanced on the over 204,000 km road network in Nigeria”.
Mr Kazeem warned that owners of impounded vehicles would pay fines and undergo compulsory road safety education.
The public is therefore called to assist the Corps by reporting any rickety vehicle sighted on the road to the spokesperson through the FRSC Toll Free numbers 122 or tune into the National Traffic Radio 107.1FM to report same or any other contravention seen on the road.
“The Station can also be reached through its Social Media Handles as follows; WHATSAPP 08052997848, FACEBOOK TRAFFICRADIO 1, TWITTER @TRAFFICRADIO 1, INSTAGRAM TRAFFICRADIO 1. Or Call the following numbers; GLO 08052998090, MTN 09067000015, and SMS on GLO 08052998012 and the FRSC toll free emergency line 122.”