About 39,450 personnel have been deployed by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on expressways across the country to ensure the safety of commuters and motorists during the Christmas celebration, as well as the New Year.
39,450 personnel have been deployed by FRSC on expressways across the country
The Public Education Officer of the FRSC, Bisi Kazeen, who made the statement available to local media, said, the special patrol, which is round the clock will begin from December 15, 2019 - January 19, 2020.
According to the statement,
"The exercise along major highways would include “robust public enlightenment campaigns across the nation, prompt rescue/recovery services, stakeholder collaboration, road safety observatory and uninterrupted motorised patrol."
Other activities that Naijauto gathered were also listed include daytime route lining, operation of mobile courts, and establishment of road camps, aerial surveillance, traffic control and collaboration with other security agencies.
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Part of the statement said,
"Pursuant to the commitment towards the realisation of its corporate mandate and the imperatives of making the highways safer during the Yuletide, the FRSC has mobilised a total of 39,450 of its personnel, including special marshals, 806 patrol vehicles, 120 ambulances, 204 motorbikes, and 27 tow trucks along designated routes as part of measures to ensure sanity on the nation’s highways, during this year’s Christmas and end of the year celebrations."
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With the directives of FRSC boss, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, the 'Ember Months Campaign' for this year was targeted at the enforcement of severe offences such as dangerous driving, over speeding, lane indiscipline, and tyre violation.
Others were overloading, use of phone behind the wheels, passengers manifest violation, seatbelt use violation, and vehicles not road worthy.
"The nationwide special operation involved the massive deployment of personnel and logistics along 52 designated critical corridors and black spots such as Lokoja-Benin-Auchi, Abaji-Lokoja, and Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga-HawanKibo-Jos."