Yuletide: FRSC sets up mobile court to sanction erring drivers

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The Sagamu Unit Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun has announced plans to establish a mobile court to try erring drivers during the festive period.

The FRSC Unit Commander, Taofiq Iyanda, disclosed this to Newsmen in Sagamu on Wednesday, adding that it would serve as deterrent to road users who intend to flout traffic rules and regulations during the yuletide.

Iyanda warned that “any motorist apprehended for route violation, driving against traffic and other traffic offences would have their vehicles impounded and prosecuted accordingly in the mobile court.”

He explained that “the exercise was aimed at checking the excesses of drivers that could lead to loss of lives through road crashes.”

“We are appealing to motorists to obey traffic rules and regulations to stem mishaps on the highway, especially during this coming festive season.”

“In addition, they should cooperate with FRSC personnel and other sister agencies, to ensure sanity on the highways and to get to their various destinations safely”.

He also urged motorists to have all relevant documents in order not to be delayed by traffic personnel during their journeys, adding that motorists must ensure that their vehicles are properly serviced, especially for long trips to prevent unnecessary break downs of on the roads.

While stressing the need for fog light of vehicles to be functioning as harmattan had started in some parts of the country, Iyanda also warned against reckless driving, wrongful overtaking, and drunk driving to minimise accidents during the festive season.