By Obinna Unaeze
Minna – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger on Thursday said that it would soon embark on a total crackdown on violators of various traffic rules and regulations in the state.
The Corps’ Public Education Officer in the state, Route Commander Raji Egigogo, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Thursday.
Egigogo said that the corps had observed with dismay the increase in the number of unregistered vehicles in the state which included motor vehicles and motorcycles.
He said that the act which was a flagrant disrespect to traffic rules and regulations and the law of the land, attracted punitive measures.
“No vehicle is authorised to ply the highway without being properly registered by the motor licensing authority of Niger State,’’ he said.
Egigogo said that other traffic violations observed by the corps were driving against traffic (one way) and excessive overloading by motorcyclists and motor vehicles in the state.
He appealed to motorists to take advantage of the leverage provided by the State Government to register their vehicles properly including obtaining driver’s licence and renewal of document before the amnesty period expired.
He urged all road users to respect traffic rules and regulations in order to ensure safety on the nation’s highways.