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2016 EID-EL-FITRI SALLAH: FRSC DEPLOYS 600 PATROL VEHICLES, 15 TOW TRUCKS AND 50 AMBULANCES

  • Boboye-Oyeyemi-3Pursuant to its 2016 strategic goals towards improving road safety, the Federal
    Road Safety Corps has deployed 500 patrol vehicles, 50 Ambulances, 85 motor
    bikes, 15 tow trucks and over 20,000 personnel including special marshals, along
    designated routes as part of measures to ensure sanity on the nation’s highways,
    during this year’s Eid-el-Fitri Sallah celebration from 3 – 10 July, 2016.
    This year’s nationwide exercise which is partial fulfilment of the Corps’ 2016
    strategic goals of reducing road crashes by 15% and fatality by 25%, has become
    necessary to ensure safer road use during the festive period, usually associated
    with high volume of vehicular traffic.
    The special patrol also entails intensive patrols, prompt rescue services, strict
    enforcement of traffic rules and robust public enlightenment campaigns across the
    nation. In addition, the FRSC operatives will be deployed along designated Eid
    praying grounds as part of measures to ensure free flow of traffic.oyeyemi
    Partofthisnationwideengagementplans,accordingtotheFRSCHead,Media
    Relations and Strategy Corps Commander Bisi Kazeem, is massive deployment of
    personnel and logistics along 23 designated critical corridors and black spots such
    as Lokoja-Benin-Auchi, Abaji-Lokoja, Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga-HawanKibo-Jos,Minna-
    Birnin-Kebbi-Sokoto-Gusau-Funtua-Zaria, Potiskum-Damaturu, Kabba highways and
    65 routes, identified for this exercise”.
    Similarly, the Corps’ 24 emergency ambulance response centres located at
    designated routes across the country in the FCT, Kaduna, Gombe, Jigawa, Taraba,
    Niger, Kogi, Ondo, Edo, Osun, Nasarawa, Plateau and Kwara states, will be
    operational throughout the period. The FRSC will be complemented by relevant
    stakeholders such as the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Security and
    Civil Defence Corps, National Emergency Management Agency and others.
  • Furthermore, the Corps Marshal has directed the removal of obstructions from
    the highways while efforts should be geared towards improved traffic
    control/decongestion and public enlightenment campaigns through the distribution
    of safety handbills. Infractions such as use of cell phone while driving, worn-
    out/expired tyres, number and drivers’ license violation, speed limit violation,
    dangerous driving/overtaking, overloading/wrongful over taking and lane violations
    will attract severe sanctions from the Corps.
    Motoristsarealsowarnedtoensurestrictcompliancewithalltrafficrulesand
    regulations and proper maintenance of their vehicles. Passengers are equally
    enjoined to monitor their drivers on reckless driving, driving under the influence of
    alcohol and other road vices.
    The Corps wishes to reiterate its appeal to the Nigerian motoring public to report
    any road crash or traffic-related emergencies through calling the toll free
    telephone line 122 and 070022553772 for prompt response even as the FRSC
    Corps Marshal also wishes all road users crash-free Sallah celebration

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