The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, FCT Command, said it arrested 38,869 traffic offenders for committing 42,814 offences in 2021 as against 46, 818 offenders and 56,385 offences in 2019.
This is contained in FRSC, FCT sector command’s scorecard for 2021 issued by the Sector Commander, Oga Ochi on Tuesday in Abuja.
It stated that the offenders violated different traffic rules and regulations in the FCT, adding that the most prevalent offences were light sign violation, use of phone while driving and seat belt violation.
It noted that 34,613 traffic offenders were arrested in 2020 for 57, 438 offences in FCT, stating that the reduction of offenders was due to COVID-19 lockdown.
“8,111 were arrested for speed limit violation (LSV), 7,860 were arrested for use of phone while driving (UPD), 5,436 were arrested for seat belt violation (SBV) and 21, 407 were categorised as others.
“In 2019, 12, 160 were arrested for UPD, 10, 362 were arrested for LSV and 5,670 were arrested for SBV while in 2020, 8,210 were arrested for UPD, 6,422 were arrested for LSV and 4,087 arrested for SBV.
“There was reduction in the arrests in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and also restrictions placed on inter-state travels,” it stated.
The document stated that operatives of the corps had recent confronted violent traffic offenders in the FCT.
It stated that the corps would sustain public enlightenment and sensitisation campaigns and also engage in robust enforcement to address all road traffic issues, including congestion in the FCT.
It also stated that the corps would translate Nigerian highway code into local languages for easy understanding.
This is to addressed road users including Keke napep, motorcycle riders that have no access to formal education.
It encouraged stakeholders and the general public to patronise the toll free line 122 and national traffic radio 107.1FM in order to address road traffic issues in the FCT.