Yuletide: FRSC To Inaugurate Mobile Courts For Traffic Offenders In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Yuletide: FRSC To Inaugurate Mobile Courts For Traffic Offenders In Ogun

FRSC Commander-General, Boboye Oyeyemi
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - The Ogun State Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced its readiness to conduct mobile courts during the yuletide period to prosecute traffic offenders. 

The State Commander, Clement Oladele said the Corps has concluded plans with the state judiciary to intensify the conduct of the mobile courts during the Special Patrol Operations across the road corridors in the state. 

Oladele disclosed this on Monday in Abeokuta in a press release signed by the Command's Public Education Officer, Florence Okpe and made available to The Encounter News. 

The Commander equally said the Corps has deployed no fewer than 1,700 personnel for special patrol for the yuletide period, to oversee traffic situations on highways across the State.

He said that, the personnel comprises regular and Special Marshals.

The officers, according to him, are expected to monitor traffic situations on Lagos – Ibadan; Sagamu – Ijebu Ode; Sagamu – Mosinmi – Ikorodu; Abeokuta – Sagamu; Abeokuta – Ibadan; Abeokuta – Ifo – Sango – Ota – Lagos highways, as well as the Ota – Idiroko international corridor.

They were said to have been provided with 35 patrol vehicles; four Advanced Live Support Ambulances; five patrol motorbikes; breathalysers for testing drivers for drugs and alcohol consumption and excruciating machines for rescuing trapped crash victims.

The Special Patrol operations would commence for Thursday, December 19, 2019 to January 20, 2020.

The Sector Commander said the Special Patrol Operations team would focus on, excessive speed; dangerous driving; wrongful overtaking; lane indiscipline; use of phone while driving; seat belt violation; overloading violation; tyre violation (expired/ substandard) as well as speed limiting device violation; unlatched vehicles violation; child restraint violation; passengers manifest violation by commercial vehicles and use of drugs and intoxicating.

He added that traffic control areas would be manned by FRSC with assistance from other security and emergency agencies to ensure easy intervention to traffic distress from the boundaries of Ogun State with neighbouring states of Lagos, Oyo and Ondo States.

Oladele also added that the Command had established traffic rest area at Mowe; Sagamu; Ogere; Ogunmakin; IJebu – Ode; Itori; Ota and Abeokuta, where tired travellers could briefly rest before continuing their trips.

The FRSC boss added that the Command had also concluded arrangements with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to conduct a joint drug test on drivers suspected to have consumed illicit drugs, as well as, those that have consumed intoxicant alcoholic beverages beyond the legally tolerable level.

He also said that eye examinations would be conducted in partnership with the National Optometric Association (NOA), to ensure only drivers with good eye sights are allowed to drive passengers during the yuletide.

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