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FRSC arrests 1 727 traffic offenders

10 August 2012, 07:12

 Calabar - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says it has so far arrested 1 727 traffic offenders between January and June this year in the Calabar metropolis.

The Sector Commander, Mr Yusuf Salami, disclosed this in Calabar on Thursday, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Salami said that the offenders were arrested for various road traffic offences such as seat belt violations, fire extinguisher violations, drivers' license violations, light and sign violations, and number plate violations.

The sector commander said that the commission recorded 36 road crashes during the period.

He said that the commission would embark on enlightenment campaigns on road safety between August 24 and August 28.

"This time around, we are going to reach the wider road users to enlighten them on road safety in the Calabar metropolis," he said.

He said that the enlightenment campaign would go a long way in reducing road traffic crashes.

Salami said that free vehicle safety check would be carried out during the campaign, adding that corps marshals would be on the roads to monitor the drivers.

He said that regular marshals, special marshals, road safety club members, traditional rulers, religious leaders and government officials would be involved in the campaign.



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