The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has deployed 25,000
personnel and 869 vehicles for a special patrol to enhance road safety
during the forthcoming Easter celebrations.
The deployment includes 267 motorcycles, 106 ambulances and 22 tow
trucks for the special patrol exercise scheduled to run from April 13
to April 18.
The spokesperson of the FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement on
Tuesday that the arrangement was in anticipation of mass movement of
people and goods across the country during the period.
According to Mr. Kazeem, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, has
directed that adequate measures be put in place to ensure free flow of
traffic and reduction in road accidents.
He said the measures were also geared toward improved enforcement of
traffic laws and improved enlightenment on proper road usage within
the period.
He stated that the operation would focus on traffic control, excessive
speeding, dangerous driving and overtaking, failure to use/install
speed limiting device, tyre violation, among other traffic offences.
“Operational equipment in the categories of radar guns, alcholyzers
and all other operational logistics are to be fully deployed for this
exercise.
“The Corps Marshal has equally directed that all Zebras must be active
24/7 and be responsive to calls within the minimum FRSC response time
to crashes reported,’’ the FRSC spokesman said.
The operation, he said, had been programmed to run in shift as
follows: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and
that night rescue teams are to be on standby at all operational
commands.
Mr. Kazeem said the corps would work in collaboration with the
military, police, civil defence corps, State Security Services, and
other security and traffic management agencies.
He quoted the corps marshal as calling on all road users to imbibe the
culture of proper road usage to safeguard their lives and those of
others.

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