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FRSC takes action against old, unsafe vehicles

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Biu, has ordered an immediate clampdown on all old and rickety vehicles across the country.

This directive comes after a video of a three-wheeled vehicle in Sagamu went viral on social media recently.

The FRSC boss in a statement through the Corps Public Education Officer and Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem, on Thursday in Abuja instructed officials to ensure that all such vehicles are taken off the roads to prevent accidents caused by mechanical failure.

He further ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of the owners of such vehicles.

He said the attention of the agency was drawn to the viral video plying the highway: “The vehicle with registration number, Lagos AA07AG was not only old but was plying the highway with just three worn-out tyres.

“The operation will be conducted nationwide, and severe punishment awaits the owner and anyone using such vehicles.

“As a matter of fact, FRSC officials are now authorised to arrest and prosecute anyone who operates rickety vehicles on Nigerian roads.

“The officials are also allowed to impound such vehicles and tow them to the nearby FRSC office,” he informed.

Biu further appealed to residents to report such vehicles to the appropriate authority.

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