The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi state said it arrested over 600 motorcyclists towards the end of 2017 for non-compliance with the use of safety helmet.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Deputy Corps Commander, Mr Paul Guar, disclosed this in an interview on Thursday, April 5 in Bauchi.
“Aside other offences like the number plate, lack of motorcycle papers, we arrested over 600 people for non-usage of safety helmet,“ he said.
He noted that helmet was a safety device to prevent injury in the event of an accident, especially injuries in the head, but there is almost zero compliance with it usage in the state.
The commander added that most motorcyclists don’t use safety helmets except those who operate within the Army barracks.
“In spite of the penalties attached to the offence, people still don’t want to comply.
“However, I believe with time, we will go beyond the fines and start charging offenders to court,” he said.