… Reduces Road Crashes by 33%
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ore than 700 motorists, who violated traffic regulations, were arraigned and prosecuted during the 2015 Chritmas/New Year celebration. In a statement recently, the commission’s head of Media Relations and Strategy, Mr Bisi Kazeem, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the commission arraigned 878 traffic violators and convicted 783, while the rest were discharged.
“Reports from patrols on critical and minor corridors nationwide indicate that 8,825 offenders have been arrested since the beginning of end of the year patrol for 9,792 offences,” Kazeem recalled. “The commission also arraigned 878 traffic offenders in various mobile courts across the nation while 783 of them were convicted and 95 of those arrested were discharged.”
Meanwhile, in a related development, the commission successfully reduced road crashes by 33 per cent during the period.
According to Mr. kazeem, 86 lives were lost by the second day of Christmas, compare with 109 lost within same period in 2014, which shows improvement of 21 per cent in FRSC’s efforts to save lives on the roads.
He explained further: “422 people were injured within the period this year which amounts to 30 per cent improvement in operation when compared with 606 people that were injured last year.
“Also, 934 people were involved in crashes within the period under review, compared with 1,284 involved last year within same period, while 426 people were rescued this year unlike 570 last year.”
Kazeem said 25 per cent improvement was recorded in the area of live savings on the roads.
He, therefore, urged road users to always obey traffic rules and regulations, as well as cooperate with traffic managers on the road, for free flow movement.