The Federal Road Safety Corps said it had impounded 305 vehicles and referred 19 drivers for psychological test.
This was variously for traffic light violation and using the telephone while driving, among other traffic offences within one week.
It stated that the offenders were booked for committing 345 life-threatening offences since the commencement of ‘Operation Cobra,’ which was meant to check indiscipline on the roads by motorists.
The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, who disclosed this during a national workshop for operators of driving schools on Thursday in Abuja, however, added that the 19 errant drivers returned with negative reports, indicating that they willfully flouted the law.
He said, “Those who reported to redeem their vehicles were referred for psychological test and 19 of them have returned with negative reports, portending willful flouting of regulation.
“I hereby reiterate the corps’ resolve to commit motorists who commit life-threatening offences to psychological evaluation, because such negative disposition casts aspersions on the true people that Nigerians are — a cultured, disciplined and enterprising people.”
Oyeyemi enjoined driving school operators to take full advantage of the workshop by making positive contributions to all issues, imbibing emerging trends and executing mandates towards achieving even greater success in the implementation of the Driving Schools Standardization Programme.
He admonished the participants to take their operations more seriously, noting that 29 errant operators had been sanctioned.