25,000 Regular and Special Marshals, as well as 869 Patrol Cars, 267 Motor Bikes, 106 Ambulances and 22 Tow Trucks has been deployed by Federal Road Safety Commission ( FRSC )for the Easter Special Patrol and they are to commence work nationwide from April 13 to April 18, 2017.
The Corps is anticipating a mass movement of people and goods across the length and breadth of the country during the festive season.
According to a statement by Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Mr. Bisi KLazeem, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered that intensified measures be put in place to ensure free flow of traffic, reduction in road crashes, improved enforcement of traffic laws, and improved enlightenment on the proper use of roads in Nigeria as the Country approaches a busy Easter Season in this month of April 2017.
Kazeem said the Corps Marshal has directed that the Corps pays premium attention on Traffic control, Excessive Speeding, Dangerous Driving and Overtaking, Failure to use/install Speed Limit Device, Tyre Violation (Expired/Fake/Sub-standard), Lane Indiscipline/Route Violations, Overloading Violations, Wrongful overtaking, Driver License violation (Fake/Expired), Road Obstructions, Use of Phone While Driving, Seatbelt Use Violations, Child Safety, Passengers Manifest, among others.
In view of the foregoing, Kazeem revealed that other operational equipment in the categories of Radar Guns, Alcholyzers and all other operational logistics materials are to be fully deployed in this exercise, and that 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.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )