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List of Traffic Offences You Must Avoid as FRSC Begins Special Patrol for Eid-el-Fitr

On Monday, May 10, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) released a statement informing Nigerians of its special patrol operation for the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

The goal of the special patrol operation is to ensure the safety of Nigerians as they travel by road from different parts of Nigeria to the other to celebrate Eid with their family members.

The nationwide operation started on Tuesday, May 11, and will end on Monday, May 17.

Photo credit: Twitter/@FRSCNigeria

In the statement, the FRSC listed the major traffic offences its personnel will be on the lookout for as they storm the road to prevent accidents and other security breaches.

In this piece, I will list out all the offences. Avoiding these offences is not only to avoid being penalised; it will also ensure that you and your loved ones and other motorists are safe while travelling to your respective destinations.

1. Use of Phone while driving

2. Drivers Licence Violation

3. Driving with expired/ worn-out tyres

4. Driving without spare tyres

5. Dangerous driving/wrongful overtaking

6. Excessive speed

7. Lane indiscipline/route violation

8. Overloading violation

9. Passengers' manifest violation

10. Illegal use of SPY number plate

11. Latching violation

According to the FRSC, mobile courts have been deployed to ensure anyone caught with the listed offences will be promptly tried and convicted/fined.

The FRSC will also be working with other law enforcement agencies such as the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and the Department of State Security (DSS). 

So, it’s important to drive safely and follow the traffic rules to avoid accidents and unnecessary penalties/fines.

The Eid period is a time for felicitations and reunions with family members. Obey all the traffic rules to save your life and that of other motorists to ensure the festive event does not turn into tragedy.

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