Sallah: FRSC deploys 33,000 personnel, 859 vehicles for special patrol

Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi
Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said it is deploying 33,000 personnel and 859 vehicles for a nationwide special patrol during the Sallah to ensure free flow of traffic and check accidents.

The corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

Kazeem also said that 106 ambulances, 267 motorcycles and 22 tow trucks would be deployed for the exercise due to begin on Thursday.

According to the FRSC spokesman, the exercise would focus on traffic control, excessive speeding, dangerous driving/overtaking, clearance of obstruction, seatbelt use violation and use of phone while driving.

He said others were lane indiscipline and route violation which had been identified as recurring factors for road traffic accidents.

Kazeem advised motorists to adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations as over 200 mobile courts had been set up to prosecute traffic offenders during the period.

He urged the general public, in the event of emergency, to notify the corps through its emergency line 0700-call-FRSC (070022553772 or toll free number, 122, for prompt response.

Kazeem quoted the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, as wishing Nigerians, especially Muslims, a happy celebration and assuring them that personnel of the corps would be on ground to serve them.


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