Following the rising spate of insecurity in the North-East region, the Bauchi State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has abolished the use of FRSC mobile courts in the state.
The State Sector Commander, Ibrahim Abubakar who disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Bauchi on Friday, July 31,said that the mobile courts were established to prosecute traffic offences such as the use of mobile phones while driving, driving on wrong lanes, giving of bribe to FRSC officers, assaulting of officers and dangerous driving.
“The abolishment of mobile courts covers all the six states in the North-East zone which include Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba as security issues in the states are threats to mobile courts.The measure the command has put in place as an alternative to mobile court is using other sister security agents like the army and mobile police to arrest offenders. Once the army or police make arrests, they hand them over to FRSC who now prosecute them in court,”he explained.
Abubakar said that the command had embarked on massive enlightenment campaigns in motor parks to educate motorists on the importance of using seat belts, proper maintenance of vehicles and ensuring that car headlights and wipers were functional, especially now that the rainy season was at its peak.
The commander urged FRSC to provide ambulances at every 50 kilometers on the highway, mobile clinics at FERMA offices and medium towing truck to save the lives of accident victims. He also called for the support of stakeholders toward reducing road accidents in the state.