Mr Wole Olaniran, the Assistant Corps Marshal in charge of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)?Zone RS5 in Benin, on Thursday threatened to?arrest and sanction reckless motorists in the state.
The zone comprised Edo, Delta and Anambra states.
He issued while fielding questions on efforts to curb reckless driving from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin.
Olaniran?specifically warned tipper drivers who convey sand without cover to desist forthwith or risk severe sanctions.
He said that such acts could?“constitute nuisance on the road and eventually lead to crashes’’.
Olaniran also warned?tipper drivers who dump sand indiscriminately along the Benin-Sapele Road Bye-pass, saying that the act was constituting?hazards to road users.
“After?this warning, they (motorists) would henceforth be made to face the full wrath of the law,'' he said.
The FRSC boss also warned those who dump refuse on the high ways to stop?forthwith because of the inherent health and environmental hazards associated with such acts.
While describing such acts?as?unpatriotic, Olaniran?liken it to?throwing stones in the market place.
He?also warned motorists against disobeying traffic laws, saying that officers and men of the corps?had been deployed to different black spots with orders to apprehend?erring motorists.
“This is to make our roads safe for all users,’’ said Olaniran. (NAN)