28th May, 2016
The Plateau Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says it has convicted 62 motorists in Jos for committing various road traffic offences.
Mr Andrew Bala, FRSC Public Education Officer in the state, disclosed this in an interview on Saturday in Jos.
Bala said that the offenders were arrested and convicted by a mobile court on Friday.
He said the exercise took place on some highways in Jos and Bukuru metropolis.
Bala said that 64 motorists were apprehended, 56 were found guilty and convicted, while seven were discharged and acquitted.
According to him, mobile court has become one veritable tool that the corps uses to curtail the many anomalies on highways, with a view of reducing road traffic crashes.
”The most prevalent offences motorists were convicted for were overloading, use of worn-out tyres, vehicle licence violation, and driver’s licence violation.
”Others were, use of cell phone while driving, seat belt violation and lack of caution signs,” he explained.
Bala said that all those convicted were fined.