Katsina FRSC launches operation ‘Taron Dangi’ arrests 32 car drivers
As part of measures to raise the consciousness of motorists on safety issues on the highways in Katsina, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the state on Wednesday said it had apprehended 32 motorists for various offences ranging from overloading, violation of traffic rules and driver’s licence, ThisDay reports.
The arrest, according to the commission, was under its operation “Taron Dangi”, which is in synergy with the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO), Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other critical stakeholders.
The state Public Education Officer of the Commission, Abdullahi Ibrahim, who disclosed this in a chat with THISDAY on Wednesday, said that the most prevalent traffic offences committed by the offenders included driver’s licence violation, overloading, non-use of seat belt and over speeding, among others.
Ibrahim said the operation was aimed at carrying out full-fledged enforcement on erring traffic offenders as it concerned the critical offences in Katsina metropolis and its environ.
While appealing to motorists plying the state’s roads to cooperate with the corps for the safety of all road users, Ibrahim said the commission would intensify its public enlightenment and advocacy programmes in collaboration with stakeholders to reduce accidents on the highway.
He, however, urged the personnel of the commission to put in their best towards the effective implementation of some important strategic goals which would help in saving lives of Nigerians.