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FRSC to Introduce “Flying Ticket Policy” for Road Offenders

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FRSCAbuja (NAN) – Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), said the commission would soon introduce “Flying Ticket Policy’’ to penalize  traffic offenders.

He stated this at a conference organised for unit commanders of the commission on Thursday in Abuja.

“We are going to introduce flying tickets for traffic offenders which will enable our men and other road users to be able to report offenders by providing concrete evidence to us for prosecution.

“The picture of traffic offenders can be taken with mobile phone or any device that has camera.

“What we need is the number plate of the vehicle and may be the picture of the driver, time and location.

“Once they send these data to our site or telephone number, we will search for the vehicle through Auto Reg. Data Bank and send the fine to the offenders.

“We are almost concluding on getting the necessary approval as we are still consulting with stakeholders and standard organisation of Nigeria (SON) to agree on speed limit,’’ he said.

Oyeyemi said the fine could be as much as N50, 000 for anyone found guilty of the offense in order to serve as deterrence to others.

The corps marshal also called on its officers and men to be more dedicated to duty in order to reduce road crashes and fatalities in the country.

According to him, the 15 per cent and 25 per cent reduction in road crashes and fatalities respectively which the commission targeted to achieve by the year 2020 must be realized.

He said: “The unit commanders are the first line officers, hence, the need for them to be properly briefed on the objectives of the corps for efficient performance.

“It is our duty to crash the volume of crashes on our roads so that casualties will be highly reduced; we hope to get the full cooperation of stakeholders.

“We have been recording success in that direction but we still need to do more.

Our units will be more equipped with operational needs like vehicles, protective devices among others.’’

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9 Comments

  1. sum1special

    September 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Car drivers take note.

  2. mrs chidukane

    September 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    FRSC,looking for policies to introduce since 1960…yimu

    • funbaby

      September 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      loool as in lets just wait and see

  3. amaa

    September 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    This is how to earn revenues for FRSC through legitimate means. Not the ridicules price you pegged the new number plate. One way drivers in Lagos beware some one is watching with a phone. Also get breathalyzers that checks alcohol limits this will earn FRSC extra revenues especially on Friday and Saturday nights in Lagos and PHC every other day.

  4. FLENZY

    September 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    GOOD ONE
    HOPE IT WORKS SHA

  5. justmii

    September 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Bunch of Cow dung!!!! Only one who has not dealt with the said organization would for one second believe this is good. It is just another way for them to harass innocent Nigerian citizens. Go check out LASMA or is it LASMAT in Lagos

  6. MrsHappy

    September 12, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Umm,,,I hope it works o…but first of all, how will you find the people to send their fines. Many addresses in Nigeria are incorrect. I know the name of my street but the proper street number is a problem. You will see someone with flat 10 and his neighbor will be flat 95……lol Good development though…#fingers crossed

  7. resquared

    September 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    “The picture of traffic offenders can be taken with mobile phone(s)?“ Really? Mobile phones?!

  8. Ngozi nwaugo

    September 13, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Send ticket to which address ?when people move like every 2years from apartment to apartment and some streets are not accurately numbered especially satellite towns ,slums etc # proper town planning! Wish them all the best.

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