The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Taraba, corps commander Selina Williams, on Friday, threatened to prosecuted underage tricycle operators in Taraba.
This is contained in a press statement by Superintendent Route Commander (SRC), Adeleye Abayomi, the Sector Public Education Officer in the state.
According to the statement, Williams had already visited all the stakeholders including the Nigerian Army, Police and other sister security agencies to intimate them of the plans to ensure a safe motoring environment in the state.
“Corps Commander Williams has paid courtesy calls on stakeholders such as security agencies and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to sensitise them on planned actions to enhance road safety in the state,” it stated.
The statement quoted section 10 (4) (y) of FRSC Establishment Act 2007 and National Road Traffic Regulation 2012 of section 46 (5) as the basis for the planned action.
“The sections frowned at underage driving, therefore any minor, henceforth apprehended by FRSC operatives under these ambits of law would be treated accordingly,” it stated.
Williams also pledged action against market encroachment that engulfed Jalingo Highway along Nukkai-ATC Axis caused by hawkers saying the situation would be checked through early morning cry route patrol round the town.
The statement noted that the Sector Commander also visited and assessed the FRSC Jalingo Drivers License Centre and was pleased with the total production of 562 drivers licenses from January 2021 till date.
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