The Federal Road Safety Corps has warned motorists against flouting traffic laws, warning that violators will spend the Christmas holiday in jail.
The Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, who handed down the warning on Wednesday in Abuja, noted that anyone caught beating the traffic light, making phone calls while driving or not wearing his belt would be arrested and sent for psychological test.
During the unveiling of additional eight patrol vans for the ‘Operation Cobra’ unit in the Federal Capital Territory, the FRSC boss disclosed that 8,309 drivers had been arrested for various traffic law violations in the last six months.
He said over 4,439 offenders were referred for psychological test, adding that 41 drivers, who tested positive for psychological disorder, had their driving licence suspended.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspended drivers were currently undergoing therapy, noting that this is the standard practice all over the world.