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FRSC rakes in N1.1 b from fines

By Emma Ujah

ABUJA—The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, raked in more than N1.1billion between January, this year and last weekend.

The Corps Marshal of the commission, Mr. Osita Chidoka, who disclosed this during a chat with Abuja Bureau Chiefs, yesterday, said his organization was working round the clock with a view to ensuring an unprecedented safety across the nation during the yuletide.

According to him, the stringent  fines currently applied against motorists who contravene traffic laws were to serve deterrent purposes, while insisting that the battle against negative attitude of some road users who pose dangers to their lives and those of others must be won, with the collaboration of all well-meaning members of the society.

“We are taking a step further by compiling a register of traffic offenders with a view to establishing a database which we can give to insurance companies and employers to enable them properly evaluate their clients and prospective employees.

“If someone goes to an insurance company to take a policy and the insurance company runs a check on him and finds out that the person has a record of traffic offences, you can expect that the premium on that individual would be affected by such a record.

Similarly, if an employer wants to hire an individual and finds out that he or she has a high traffic offences record, it would be obvious to the employer.


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