NewsFRSC Deploys Over 700 Vehicles, 92 Ambulances, 144 Motorbikes For Easter Patrol

FRSC Deploys Over 700 Vehicles, 92 Ambulances, 144 Motorbikes For Easter Patrol

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March 27, (THEWILL)- The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the deployment of over 743 patrol vehicles, 144 motorbikes, 92 ambulances and 184 administrative vehicles nationwide, to ensure an accident-free Easter celebration.

FRSC spokesperson, ACM Jonas Agwu, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the deployment was an Easter Special Operation slated for March 29 to April 2, 2024.

“Over 743 patrol vehicles, 184 administrative vehicles, 92 ambulances, 23 tow trucks and 144 motorbikes, are being deployed as part of the patrol logistics.

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“Furthermore, reflective jackets, traffic cones, tyre pressure gauges, a number of extricating machines and digital breathalyzers are part of the tools set aside for the special operations”, he said.

Agwu added that a total of 23 Help Areas have been mobilised to ensure prompt removal of obstructions, and rescue operations during the period. This, he noted, is in addition to the 15 traffic control camps which would be dedicated solely to identifying traffic gridlock areas to be manned by the FRSC personnel both day and night.

ACM Agwu noted that the Corps would also carry out aggressive enforcement including conducting over 200 mobile courts operations.

He said the mobile courts will checkmate offences such as speeding and dangerous driving and overtaking; lane indiscipline and route violation; road obstructions and use of phones while driving.

Other offences the mobile courts are expected to try include overloading, seatbelt/child restraint use violations; passengers’ manifest violation; operation of mechanical deficient and rickety vehicles; latching and twist-locks violations and illegal use of the spy number plates.

Meanwhile, the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, has said the objectives of the special operations are a reduction in road traffic crashes, road traffic fatalities and road traffic injuries.

Biu also said the operation was to address prompt response to road traffic crash victims; unhindered engagement in purposeful public education and speedy removal of obstructions from the highways, amongst others.

The Corps Marshal assured the public that in achieving the objectives of the special operations, the Corps will combine the engagement of the motoring public through purposeful and impactful public education programmes, strengthening of surveillance activities to regulate unprofessional excesses, sustained effective patrol operations as well as adequate monitoring on the highways.

He also directed the commanding officers to liaise with other strategic stakeholders within their operational areas to secure the needed morale and logistics, as well as security support.

Biu identified those stakeholders to include military formations, the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services, DSS; the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

He listed others as the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing; National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA); State Traffic Management Agencies; state-owned NGO’s ambulance Services providers; National Network on Emergency Rescue Services (NNES); Federal Road Maintenance Agencies and the Federal Fire Service.

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