FCT, Kano, Lagos Top List of 614,051 Arrested Traffic Offenders

The offenses ranged from speeding, seatbelt violations, using phones while driving, overloading, to dangerous driving, totaling 668,084 violations
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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) apprehended a total of 614,051 traffic offenders nationwide in 2023.

This information was gathered according to the document provided by FRSC on Friday, revealing Lagos, FCT, and Kano as part of the top states.

Leading the tally was Lagos State, with 61,882 traffic offenders apprehended, followed by the Federal Capital Territory with 43,682, and Kano with 38,154.

Further details in the document outlined the numbers for other states: Ogun recorded 37,948 offenders, Kaduna 31,472, Oyo 31,447, Kwara 28,277, Osun 22,565, Kogi 22,377, Ondo 17,798, Niger 17,726, Delta 16,741, Edo 15,727, Rivers 14,925, Benue 14,030, Katsina 14,023, Ekiti 13,824, Yobe 13,734, Plateau 13,520, and Borno 12,469.

Additionally, Nasarawa had 12,414 offenders, Jigawa 12,052, Cross River 11,524, Bauchi 10,027, Sokoto 9,754, Zamfara 9,608, Akwa-Ibom 9,458, Adamawa 8,873, Enugu 7,217, Ebonyi 6,550, Anambra 6,746, Imo 5,459, Taraba 5,163, Gombe 5,130, Kebbi 3,952, Abia 3,097, and Bayelsa 2,683.

The offenses ranged from speeding, seatbelt violations, using phones while driving, and overloading, to dangerous driving, totaling 668,084 violations. Comparatively, the 2023 records reflected a decrease of 7.1 percent from 2022, where 661,231 offenders were reported.

Jide Owatunmise, the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Driving and Safety Academy, emphasized the necessity for FRSC to adopt more technological solutions, advocating for the installation of CCTV cameras at blind spots to enhance the capture of traffic offenders.

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