The Kaduna State Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said, yesterday, that it had secured 45 convictions of motorists for various traffic offences in Kaduna.
The Command’s Legal Officer, Mr. Ibrahim Tanko, told newsmen that the motorists were convicted via a mobile court during Sallah and ember months’ operations, which commenced on September 7.
Tanko said that 19 of the offenders were convicted for driver’s licence violations, six for seat belt and two for driving with forged documents.
He said that six others were convicted for passengers manifest violation and 11 for windscreen violation, while the others were convicted for vehicle licence violation, road obstruction and use of phone while driving.
The FRSC had, on September 7, commenced a special Sallah and ember months’ patrol to ensure zero accident across Kaduna State.
The Corps Marshal, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, announced the deployment of 406 marshals, six ambulances, 30 patrol vehicles and 400 special marshals for the operation in the state.
Oyeyemi, who was represented by the Corps Auditor, FRSC Headquarters, Abuja, Malam Shehu Mohammed, said that the measures became necessary to curb the incessant road crashes often recorded during ember months and Sallah celebrations.
He said: “There is usually high vehicular movement on our roads during ember months with increased movement of people for festivals throughout the length and breadth of the country.
“Also, at Sallah there is need for the operation to sensitise motorists on safety measures on the highway.”
The corps marshal said that FRSC personnel would intensify the use of appropriate tyres during the campaign.
“The use of worn out tyres, expired , over-inflated or under-inflated tyres are regular cause of tyre burst which inadvertently leads to road traffic crashes on the roads, ‘’ Oyeyemi said.
He said that the Sallah operation was to equally sensitise the public on the speed limiting device and the use of appropriate tyres on vehicles.
The corps marshal reminded motorists that the enforcement date for the speed limit device, as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, was still October 1.