The federal capital territory command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) is seeking the collaboration of the federal capital territory administration in the prosecution of pedestrians who fail to use the pedestrian bridges while crossing major roads in the territory.
The new FCT sector commander of the FRSC, Mr Gora Wobin stated this while monitoring traffic during the Sallah celebration in Abuja.
Mr Wobin who decried the poor attitudes of some FCT residents towards the use of pedestrian bridges said the corps will laise with the FCT minister for the prosecution of defaulters.
“Pedestrians find it difficult to use the pedestrian bridges. If the FCT administration can bring out a task force with a mobile court to monitor those particular areas where we have pedestrian bridges, anybody that decided not to use the bridge but would rather use his legs to run across the road should be arrested and tried.
“That was done in Lagos, and results were achieved. Otherwise, government is not supposed to waste their resources that they are building pedestrian bridges. They are there for the good use of those of us who are not driving.”
Mr Wobin expressed the readiness of the corps to collaborate with religious and traditional institutions as well as transport union leaders across the 6 area councils to check the excesses of motorists.
“If you want to carry overload, please for God’s sake, go to another state because the FCT will not contain me and you. Those of you who are using phone while driving, sorry, no matter how well placed you are, you are expected to obey the law. The two religions teach that we should obey authority.”
The FCT sector commander said the commission will continue to work with sister agencies to bring about effective traffic management in the territory.