LAGOS – The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said on Wednesday it would establish mobile courts to prosecute road traffic offenders, especially violators of the rules guiding the use of lanes.
Mr Ademole Lawal, FRSC’s Commander in charge of Administration and Strategies, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that articulated vehicles were not supposed to be on the fast lane “except when they are overtaking“.
Lawal said that violators of the Highway Code would be prosecuted in the mobile courts to ensure instant punishment for offenders.
“There is going to be mobile court where offenders that are violating lane will be dealt with.
“Trailers (articulated vehicles) are not supposed to be on the fast lane except when they are overtaking. [eap_ad_1] “Everybody wants to be on the fast lane and most times, overtaking has been done wrongly.
“So, the violation of orders on the roads will no longer be tolerated by the present management of the commission, which said that all rules relating to usage of road must be adhered to.
“Because more vehicles are going to be put on the road within few kilometers; more motorcycles are going to be put on the road to curtail the excessiveness of some of our road users.“
The commander said that the commission would remain committed to instilling discipline in road users and making them to adhere to world-class traffic rules.
He said that the commission was focusing on “indiscipline“ on the highways and was set to declare “total war on overloading and over-speeding“.
Lawal said that the commission was working hard to align itself with the United Nation’s resolve to reduce road traffic deaths by 50 per cent.
According to him, 30 per cent of road traffic crashes are caused by indiscipline with some road users seeing the road as their personal property where other road users have no stake in. (NAN)