FRSC To Introduce 'Flying Ticket Policy’

FRSC To Introduce 'Flying Ticket Policy’

In a bid to penalise traffic offenders across Nigeria, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has said it would soon introduce “Flying Ticket Policy".

This disclosure was made on Thursday, 11 September, 2014, by the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of  the  FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, at a conference organised for unit commanders of the commission 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,’’ Oyeyemi said.

According to the FRSC boss,  the fine could be as much as N50, 000 for anyone found guilty of the offence in order to serve as deterrence to others.

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

He charged his subordinates to ensure that the 15 per cent and 25 per cent reduction in road crashes and fatalities respectively which the commission is aiming to achieve by the year 2020 is realised.

“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,’’ Oyeyemi concluded.


Source: Legit

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