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Lagos FRSC admonishes traffic offenders

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The Lagos State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has stopped a total of 36,221 offenders in 14 weeks. This is in its renewed effort to step up enforcement so as to reduce crashes within its jurisdiction. This indication was given by Nseobong Akpabio, the sector commander recently.

In a break down, the Sector Commander stated that out of the total numbers stopped, 27,483 offenders were booked for a total 31,265 offences within the same period. In the same vein, he further stated that a total of 8,738 offenders were cautioned by the command.

According to him, the command will continue to employ strategies to boost its operations in order to attain and sustain the Corps’ 2013 corporate strategic goals among which is the reduction of traffic crashes by 20% and crash related fatalities by 30%.

He attributed the success recorded so far by the command to the staff whose performance have increased due to the various staff development schemes the command introduced within the same period. He outlined the various capacities building scheme which includes emergency and trauma care training for all commands in the sector in February 2013, a retreat for command administrators in the sector with resources drawn from NGOs and highly skilled professionals in the field of road safety management.

Similarly, the Sector Commander has once again reiterated the need by fleet operators to strictly comply with the passenger manifest for their vehicles travelling inter states. He said it is a document meant to assist passengers in case of a crash and not for taxation as wrongly perceived by some people.

He concluded by advising motorists to avoid any act capable of causing crashes. Especially overloading, night travel, speed violation and drunk driving.