In continuation of its quest to ensure that road users comply with safety standards, thereby mitigating the spate of crashes, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is set to embark on 3rd quarter 2022 Free Vehicle Safety Check.
The checks is scheduled to hold between Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th September 2022 in all the commands at the same time.
Areas to be checked included: good tyres, good vehicle lighting system, fire extinguisher, caution signs, speed limiting device for commercial and private vehicles, while motorists are advised to make good use of the opportunity and cooperate with the operatives.
The Lagos State Sector Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide in a statement signed by Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi FRSC Public Education Officer in Lagos stated that the Corps is aware of the fact that many vehicles are not road worthy and compliant to extant regulations pertaining to minimum safety standards.
As such, the FRSC would be embarking on a four-day free vehicle safety checks to ascertain if they are fit to remain on the road or not.
Speaking further, he assured the public not to panic as no one will be arrested or charged for any offence, but it is to identify gaps and give the necessary advice on steps to be taken.
“This exercise is not to issue ticket or arrest anyone one found culpable; rather it is a measure to correct any anomaly discovered in the course of the four-day check,” Ogungbemide said.
Nonetheless, vehicles with crash causing offenses will not be spared but dealt with accordingly.
He added that the Corps will clamp down on offenders after the grace period given. “All Commands in Lagos will carry out the exercise simultaneously,” he said.
He also used the opportunity to appeal to motorists to shun the purchase of used and expired tyres as it’s one of the most commonest causes of road crashes.