The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it has deployed 18,000 personnel, including regular and special marshals, 800 patrol vehicles, 60 motor bikes, 52 ambulances and 6 heavy-duty tow trucks along critical corridors of the highways, as part of plans for a nationwide special Eid-el-Kabir.
The FRSC, in a statement issued yesterday by its Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Stella Uchegbu, said the deployment was to ensure sanity on the highways during this year’s Eid-el- Kabir celebrations, The statement said the exercise, which is in line with the Corps’
continued drive to achieve its 2014 strategic goals of reducing road traffic crashes by 15% and fatalities by 25% especially during the festive season, is also designed in view of expected high vehicular movement and to address the possible tendencies for road traffic regulations violations by motorists during this period.
According to the FRSC, the special patrol, which is aimed at addressing the spate of avoidable road crashes usually associated with the festive season, is an all-inclusive exercise, which will witness
intensive patrols, prompt rescue services, strict enforcement of traffic rules and robust public enlightenment campaigns across the country.