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19 vehicles arrested over traffic violation in Abuja

28 January 2015, 17:26

Abuja - The Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) also known as Vehicles Inspection Office (VIO) in the FCT, has arrested 19 company vehicles on the first day of its three-day enforcement operation on Computerised Vehicle Inspection.

The exercise which started on Tuesday in Abuja was conducted by officers of the VIO, Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Jabi-Airport road.

The task force was led by Wadata Bodinga, Assistant Director, FCT-VIO.

Some of the motorists arrested said they were not aware of the regulation while others said they got the manual certification from VIO officers.

Also read: 143 traffic offenders convicted in Plateau

"We had a 3-month radio programme on computerised vehicle inspection and is an ongoing initiative.

"This enforcement is not to punish anyone arrested but to take the vehicles to the computerised vehicle inspection centres we have in the territory.

"FCT-VIO is working in line with global practice by making use of computerised inspection centres so that motorists can be sure of any fault in their vehicles and attend to them correctly.

"It is not to punish the motorists but to ensure their safety in a better way.

"Members of the public should stop going for manual road worthiness certificate, rather they should go to any of the centres in Kugbo or Katampe for certification, ” he said.

Garba said each of the two centres in FCT had the capacity to inspect 500 vehicles on daily basis.


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