Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said that over 7,000 traffic offenders have gone through psychiatrist tests since 2017.
The FRSC FCT Sector Command, Corps Commander Wobin Gwora, disclosed this at a press conference organised by Fundacion Exito Ltd, an NGO, to launch the #StopAtRed# campaign in Abuja.
“This policy came as a result of the crashes that were being experienced, and the Corp Mashal on the 30 of June 2017 flag off the enforcement and the enforcement started on the 1st of July 2017 and we will not stop it until everybody key into it.
“I might not give the exact statistics but the number of people since the inception of this emotional evaluation to the hospital, we have over 7000 people that have gone to the hospital for that evaluation and over 140 people result tested positive in some areas.”
According to him, those who tested positive were given another fine and advised to stay away from alcohol and drugs.
He said that traffic offences taken seriously in FCT included making calls while driving, driving on one way and carrying overload.