29th March, 2011
The FRSC in Egbeda, Ibadan, Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria on Monday said no fewer than 50 traffic offenders were arrested under its Zero Tolerance Against Accident programme.
Egbeda Unit Commander, Abiodun Akinlade, who spoke at a forum in Ibadan, said the motorists were nabbed for overloading, over speeding and dangerous overtaking.
He said eight road crashes were recorded by the Command between January and March, adding that 36 vehicles were involved.
The FRSC boss also said one person was killed while 51 others were injured.
In his remarks, the FRSC Sector Commander, Mr. Godwin Ogagaoghene, said some areas referred to as â€œ corridorsâ€ were chosen to continue the Zero Tolerance initiative on quarterly basis.
Ogagaoghene, who was represented by the Sector Head of Operations, Mr. Femi Adekanye, said the Egbeda Unit was one of the corridors chosen because of its volume of traffic.
He said that the feedback received from the public after the programme in 2010 indicated that the initiative was a viable tool for accident reduction.
The programme, he said, adopted a public enlightenment approach in which handbills with safety messages were given to motorists.
Two motorists, Mr. Micheal Audu and Mr. Adekunle Abas, commended the FRSC for initiating the sensitisation campaign.
Highlights of the occasion included the distribution of safety hand bills to motorists.
NAN reports that the programme which began on Friday would end on Thursday.