The Federal Road Safety Corps has issued a warning to commuters to desist from throwing wastes out of moving vehicles, saying defaulter will be sanctioned a fine of N5,000. The FRSC said throwing of any kind of waste outside windows while commuting is extremely dangerous and could result in an accident.
“Dropping off things from a moving vehicle is totally wrong and it is an offence known as ‘failure to cover unstable materials’, and it comes with N5,000 fine, SP Adedotun Abayomi, an officer of the Command said in a statement.
“People need to stop throwing things off moving vehicles, drivers should encourage their passengers to use the dustbin in the vehicle instead of throwing them out,’’ he said.
Abayomi stated that the Command has received lots of complaints from the street sweepers in the state expressing their dissatisfaction on account of such act which according to them could lead to fatalities.