Traffic Offences: FRSC Impounds 222 Trailers In 3 Months

  • Deploys 743 patrol vehicles for 2024 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations

Working hard to avert unprecedented crashes and fatalities on the nation’s highways, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says about 222 trailers loaded with 3,169 passengers were impounded by its operatives in the last three months.

The Yobe Sector Commander of the Commission, Dawi David Dantaro, who disclosed the figures during a media briefing on preparations for the 2024 Eid-el-Kabir in Damaturu, said the action was meant to protect lives and property of road users nationwide.

According to Dantaro, boarding of trailers is an the “unacceptable behaviour” by road users, adding that the development prompted the establishment of the Inter-Agency Joint Task Force (IJTF) to enforce compliance and guard against the use of trailers to convey passengers on the highways.

He said the FRSC was concerned about mitigating road traffic crashes, explaining that the IJTF, which flagged-off operations on 23rd March 2024, has successfully arrested a total of 222 trailers loaded with 3,169 passengers hanging on top of goods and animals.

The Sector Commander further stated that as part of the operations, the JTF had over 2,440 passengers disembarked from the impounded trailers and directed to take alternative vehicles designed for conveying passengers.

He explained that the Commission’s moves had successfully tamed untoward situations and avoidable mishaps for road users on all fronts.

On the 2024 Eid-el-Kabir, Dantaro said to achieve sanity on the nation’s highways ensure hitch-free celebrations, the Commission has deployed 743 patrol vehicles to cover the holiday period across the country.

He gave the breakdown of the vehicles as follows: 184 administrative vehicles, 92 ambulances, 23 towing trucks and 144 motorbikes.

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