Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, says plans are underway to compel traffic offenders to pay one hundred thousand naira as penalty for a traffic offence.
Oyeyemi said this in an interview on the sideline of the Technical Working Group on Nigeria Road Safety Strategy in Abuja.
The FRSC boss reiterated that penalties for traffic offences were to serve as deterrent adding that the present regime of fines and penalties do not serve as deterrent, hence the need to increase the fines.
Oyeyemi explained that aside fines, the FRSC also take traffic offenders to health facilities and court of law.
He stressed that court usually gives its own penalty, “but the court is always liberal a bit.”