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FRSC arrests 4,079 traffic violators in Zamfara

Gusau — The Zamfara State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, arrested 4,079 persons for various traffic offences from January to December 2009.

The Sector Commander, Mr Kalu Orji, said in Gusau, yesterday that the offences ranged from non use of seat belt and helmet, over speeding to overloading and number plate violations.

Orji said the offenders were made to pay fines as stipulated in the Traffic Offences Code, adding that the command would intensify vigilance on the highways to ensure strict compliance with traffic regulations.

Orji said the command had embarked on awareness campaign, especially among commercial drivers, against over-speeding and overloading, which he noted, had been responsible for many accidents.

The commander then urged road users to observe safety regulations so that the number of lives lost to accidents could be reduced to the barest minimum.


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