The newly introduced psychological test for traffic offenders was conducted on 109 motorists arrested for violating traffic regulations, a data released by Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi said.
Oyeyemi told newsmen that a total number of 585 drivers were arrested between July 1 and 10, adding that 109 of them were made to undergo psychological evaluation under Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC’s Operation Cobra.
Operation Cobra is a nationwide special traffic law enforcement exercise launched by the FRSC on July 1. It targets five rampant life-threatening offences namely; use of cell phone while driving, route violation, traffic light violation, dangerous driving and overloading.
Giving an update on the exercise, Oyeyemi said, “Many of them didn’t know they are hypertensive or that their sugar level is high.
“Going through that process has shown them their state of health, and some really appreciated it. Sanity is gradually returning to our roads, not only in Abuja but also in other parts of the country.
“We have not been experiencing those fatal crashes again at critical junctions. I promised Nigerians at the launch of the operation that it is going to be sustained, and we are getting positive results.”