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6 874 traffic offenders arrested in Osun

24 January 2014, 17:00

Osogbo - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osogbo on Thursday said it arrested 6,874 road traffic offenders between January and December 2013.

The Sector Commander, Muhammed Husaini, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo.

Husaini said 6 261 offenders paid the fines, while 613 still have their vehicles and motorcycles impounded.

He said the offences ranges from non-compliance with the use of seat belt for drivers to riding of motorcycle without helmet for motorcycle riders.

He said the commission gave road safety lectures to 684 420 offenders during the period under review and that the 6 874 offenders were part of those lectured.

"The commission don't only arrest offenders and book them, we equally take time to enlighten and lecture them on the proper conduct on the road in other to keep it safe," he said.

"We held 841 rallies and visited 538 organisations and religious houses and had numerous media programmes and campaigns in order to enlighten the public and reduce traffic offences on our road," he said.

He said the commission would not rest on its oars in discharging it duties and responsibilities and warn motorists to desist from breaking road traffic laws.

-  NAN

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