The Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has said that traffic light violators will attract a fine of fifty thousand naira beginning from next year as a result of incessant increase in traffic violations and offences which is becoming worrisome.

Dr. Oyeyemi, made this remark during a ceremony at the first ‘ember month stakeholders forum’ organised by the FRSC in collaboration with the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, in Abuja.

According to the FRSC Boss, there have been a proposed deal with the Joint Tax Board that the traffic light violation fine should be increased from four thousand naira to fifty thousand naira to prevent erring motorists from committing any traffic offences.

The Corps Marshal also promise that his team will continue to work hard to bring perpetrators to book especially placing sanction motorists using phones while driving.

He explained that drivers were free to use google map but said the phone should be placed on the dashboard with both hands on the steering wheel.

The FRSC boss condemned in strong terms, a situation where people would veer their anger on officers of the FRSC and personnel of other paramilitary agencies and violently attacked them.

By Uchenna Ezeadigwe

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