The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Akwa Ibom Sector Command, arrested 361 visitors offenders and convicted 144, for violating numerous visitors guidelines throughout its finish of 12 months particular operations.
The Sector Commander, Mr Sunday Oghenekaro, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo on Sunday.
Oghenekaro nevertheless stated that every one the convicts got choices of effective, relying on the offence dedicated.
He stated the offences dedicated by convicts have been driving with out legitimate driver’s license and non-use of seat-belt whereas driving.
He stated they have been additionally convicted to be used of expired and worn-out tyres, use of cell phones whereas driving and working with forge paperwork, amongst others.
According to him, there was 14 per cent lower within the variety of visitors offenders arrested in comparison with 418 recorded in 2016.
He stated that the command had adopted using cell court docket as strategic measure to curb street crashes particularly in the course of the finish of 12 months particular patrol.
“There was a lower by way of visitors offenders and offences dedicated in the course of the 2017 finish of 12 months particular operations.
“The use of cell court docket has actually helped us to scale back street crashes within the nation particularly in the course of the finish of 12 months particular patrol.
“We will not relent in using it in prosecuting traffic offenders,” Oghenekaro stated.
He appealed to motorists and all street customers within the state to stick strictly to security guidelines and laws to remain alive.
The commander urged them to start their journey on time, examine the strain of their tyres and brakes earlier than embarking on any journey.
Oghenekaro stated that the command lacked tow vehicles and appealed to the state authorities to offer it with one.