The Corps-Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed commanding officers across all formations to commence immediate impoundment, arrest and prosecution of owners of rickety vehicles nationwide.
In a statement issued yesterday, the Corps spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, warned the public that severe punishment awaits anyone apprehended in the act.
He listed impoundment of the vehicle, payment of fines and compulsory road safety education as part of the punishments to be meted on offenders.
The clampdown, according to Oyeyemi, is an integral part of the Corps effort to reduce road traffic crashes across the country.
“The operation, which will be conducted nationwide, forms part of the Corps’ commitment towards enhancing the tempo of its operational activities and create a safer motoring environment in the country, premised on the realisation of its 2021 strategic goals of reducing road traffic crashes by 15 percent and fatalities by 20 percent,” the statement added.
The Corps-Marshal further advised motorists to ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles and enjoined motorists to ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles in view of inherent traffic hazards associated with abandoned broken down vehicles especially at night