A Special Court in Owerri, Imo State capital, has convicted one hundred and twenty motorists (120) for various traffic offences ranging from over loading, driving with expired tires to operating with fake or expired driving licence among others.
This was made known by the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr. Godwin Omiko, while addressing newsmen in Owerri, yesterday.
He hinted that the Mobile Court, presided over by a Magistrate, Mrs. Akunna Opara, sentenced the convicts to different jail terms with option of fines.
The erring motorists arrested by officials of the FRSC, in collaboration with security operatives, were usually tried on the spot remanded in prison, if found guilty; until they pay their fines.
The FRSC Commander said that the introduction of the mobile court system was to show the corps’ commitment to zero tolerance for violation of traffic rules and has boosted effort of his men in enforcement of traffic laws.
He said, “the Mobile Court session is to herald the operation zero tolerance to any form of traffic violation this is to warn motorists that they should do the right thing this season because their families and loved ones are waiting for them at home.”
Omiko condemned the attitude of some motorists who often flout traffic rules, blaming their conduct largely on intake of alcohol and other such negative traits.
He therefore, warned motorists to shun alcohol while driving as well as always ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before hitting the road.
The Imo FRSC boss revealed that the Mobile Court sessions hold as a weekly exercise and has reduced carnage on the highways in the year under review.
He further called on motorists and other road users to make safety their watchword during this festive season, stressing that FRSC will not rest in its oars in ensuring drastic reduction in road crashes all year round.

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