Today: June 20, 2024
November 14, 2023
1 min read

FRSC begins mobile court to curb road accidents on Lagos – Ibadan expressway 

Following the incessant road crashes that have claimed the lives of people and left others injured, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, says it has embarked on a mobile court/ intervention patrol on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to curb the menace.

Spokesperson of the command,  Florence Okpe on  Tuesday, noted that most crashes along the motorway occurred as a result of excessive speed, wrongful overtaking, route violation, and other major crimes.

Noting that 95 percent of these crashes “are completely avoidable, she implied that human factor accounts for the majority of the highway crashes.

“These crashes cannot however be separated from the high level of recklessness and negligence on the part of drivers. Most of the victims of these crashes are within the ages of the teeming young population of the country, people in their prime with promising futures and breadwinners of their families. 

“According to FRSC OGUN, 95% of these crashes are absolutely avoidable which means that the human factor accounts for most of the crashes that  occur on the highway.

“It is against this backdrop that FRSC OGUN  decided to carry out a mobile court/ intervention patrol on Lagos-Ibadan expressway to curb these hazards  and also sensitize the motoring public on some safety precautions especially during this period.

“During this intervention patrol a lot of offenses were recorded ,  drivers arrested    and prosecuted as well. Offences like dangerous driving Driver without valid drivers license, failure to install speed limit devices in commercial vehicles, driving with worn out or expired tyres or without extra tyre, driving under the influence of alcohol or hard substances, route violation (one way), light sign violation and the host of other offences,” She said.

According to Okpe, the ongoing operation will also culminate with the Ember Months Safety Campaign, which aims to lower the number of road traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities as the holidays get near.

“The Command also encourages passengers to call the Toll free number 122 to report any abnormality,” she said.

Previous Story

Pastor Tobi sparks reactions with birthday car showcase video

Next Story

Luis Diaz emotionally reunited with his father after 12-day kidnapping ordeal

Latest from Blog

NLC, TUC picket IBEDC in Ogun

Members of the organized labour in Ogun State on Monday protested against the federal government’s elimination of power industry subsidies and hike in electricity

Ogun CJ frees 3 inmates

As part of its efforts to decongest correctional facilities across the Ogun state, the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has granted amnesty to

Two killed in Ogun cult clash

Two persons have been reportedly killed on Sunday in a cult clash in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. The victims, allegedly members of the Eiye

Ogun evacuates, rehabilitates destitute

The Ogun State government has begun evacuation and rehabilitation of destitute with mental disorders who constitute environmental nuisance to communities across the state. Hon.

Pelican valley lights up Ogun communities

Pelican Valley estate has installed industrial solar lights in over ten neighboring communities in Ogun state. The community includes Kobape, Egbeda, Galatia, Masha, Mosunmore,

Ogun  IPAC gets new chairman

Comrade Sanyaolu Abayomi of Action Alliance ( AA) has emerged as the newly elected Chairman of  Inter-Party Advisory Council ( IPAC) in Ogun State.  The

OGHA passes N703.02Bn 2024 budget

The Ogun State House of Assembly has on Thursday passed N703,028,013,431.64 as the Year 2024 Appropriation bill. The bills which was earlier presented to

Ogun set to distribute 5000 CofO

The Ogun state government will distribute 5000 Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) to beneficiaries on Friday, December 1 2023. According to a statement
Go toTop

Don't Miss

Dialogue with Journalists: NUJ sets to host reps, senators in Ogun 

The Nigeria Union of Journalists Ogun State Council has expressed

Sallah : Pelican Valley gifts cash to children for reciting National Anthem 

Foremost real estate entrepreneur, Ambassador (Dr) Babatunde Adeyemo, has celebrated