NIGERIA: The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed its personnel and operational equipment for the Eid-El-Fitr celebrations across Nigeria.
To this end, 35,000 of the FRSC Regular, Special Marshals, and Road Safety Club Members, about 750 Patrol Vehicles, 120 Ambulances, 25 Tow Truck and over 200 motorcycles would be on the road during the festive period.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem on the Twitter handle of the Agency.
The deployment, according to Kazeem, is aimed at ensuring a safer road environment before, during and beyond the festive period and that motorists and other road users have a hitch-free celebration, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and security challenges in the country.
He said that the special operation would commence from 11 to 17 May, 2021.
“The mission of the special operation is to ensure free flow of traffic, provide prompt rescue services and timely clearance of obstructions on all major roads and critical corridors across the country before, during and after the festive period as well as minimizing the occurrence of road traffic crashes on the nation’s highways through effective patrol operations and sustained public enlightenment campaigns”.
Advise to Motorists
Kazeem urged motorists to avoid traffic violations and remain conscious of their safety to avoid not only arrest and prosecution by members of the Corps but falling prey to avoidable road crashes.
He also appealed to motorists to obey all traffic rules and regulations stressing the need for Motorists to cooperate fully with the FRSC and other law enforcement agencies that would be deployed for traffic management duties.
The Corps Public Education Officer further said that Mobile Courts have been set up across the country to prosecute road traffic violators.
He said that special focus will be placed on checking on road offences like dangerous driving/overtaking, overloading violation, use of phone while driving, excessive speed, lane indiscipline, route violation, passengers’ manifest violation, illegal use of SPY number plate, and latching violation among others.