Lagos, FCT, Kano lead list of 614,051 arrested traffic offenders

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The Federal Road Safety Corps detained 614,051 traffic offenders across the country in 2023.

The statistics were in a document made available on Friday.

According to the statement, Lagos State led the way with 61,882 arrested traffic offenders. The Federal Capital Territory and Kano have 43,682 and 38,154 arrested traffic offenders, respectively.

A further breakdown in the document showed that Ogun recorded 37,948 arrested traffic offenders; Kaduna 31,472; Oyo, 31,447; Kwara, 28,277; Osun, 22, 565; Kogi, 22,377; Ondo, 17,798; Niger, 17,726; Delta, 16,741; Edo, 15,727; Rivers, 14,925; Benue, 14,030; Katsina, 14,023; Ekiti, 13,824; Yobe, 13,734; Plateau, 13,520; and Borno, 12,469.

Others are Nasarawa, 12,414; Jigawa, 12,052; Cross River, 11,524; Bauchi, 10,027; Sokoto; 9,754; Zamfara, 9,608; Akwa-Ibom, 9,458; Adamawa, 8,873; Enugu, 7,217; Ebonyi, 6,550; Anambra, 6,746; Imo, 5,459; Taraba, 5,163; Gombe, 5,130; Kebbi, 3,952; Abia, 3,097; and Bayelsa, 2,683.

The document further revealed that the traffic offenders were arrested for 668,084 traffic offences ranging from speeding, seatbelt violation, use of phones while driving, overloading, and dangerous driving.

Also, the 2023 records revealed that 614,051 traffic offenders against 661,231 in 2022 representing a 7.1 percent decrease.