FRSC impounds 150 vehicles, arraigns 47 for traffic violation

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The Oyo State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has impounded 150 vehicles and prosecuted 47 persons during a special patrol in August code name – Operation Scorpion II.

The special nationwide patrol by the corps, which was to stop the movement of unlatched containers on articulated truck, was held between Aug. 10 and Aug. 16

The FRSC Sector Commander, Mrs Chukwurah Uche during the inauguration of Operation Scorpion III in the state, said that the essence of the third phase of the exercise was to eradicate the issue completely.

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The operation has been very effective and we could see that we are getting to 50 per cent compliance. We have been able to make so many of the haulage companies carrying goods to comply with the rules.

“In our last operation, we impounded 150 vehicles, out of which 40 were unlatch and arraigned 47 persons at the mobile court and with this we noticed that they are getting to comply.

“The essence of this Operation Scorpion III and subsequent Scorpion operation is to make sure we wipeout the issue of falling of contains on our roads,’’ Uche said.

The sector commander said that the operation would not end with Operation Scorpion III, but that the operation would continue until everybody complied with the rules.

She said that the command had recorded 50 per cent compliance in the state since the commencement of the operation in the state.

Uche urged all motorists to drive to stay alive, saying “life has no duplicate.

“I don’t think we should be happy when we see containers falling on the road and just killing people because of the negligence of the drivers,” she said.