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143 traffic offenders convicted in Plateau

26 January 2015, 19:32

Jos - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says it apprehended 222 offenders in Plateau for various traffic offences, during the Yuletide.

Sunday Maku, the State’s Sector Commander said on Sunday in Jos that the arrests were made between December 18 and December 31, 2014.

“Out of the 154 that were charged to court, 143 were convicted, while 11 were found not guilty and discharged.

“They were arrested for driving unregistered vehicles, invalid motor papers, lack of fire extinguisher, overloading, worn-out tyres and underage driving, amongst others,'' Maku said.

Also read: 84 traffic offenders convicted in Delta

He also said that during the period, the command recorded 35 road crashes, with 10 deaths.

The sector commander explained that some of the causes of the carnage were dangerous overtaking, speeding and drunk driving, amongst others.

According to him, 10 drivers out of the 35 road crashes were discovered to be drunk, as at the time of the accidents.

He called on motorists to desist from drinking, as it could lead to their untimely death.



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