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2024 Easter Special Patrol: FRSC Deploys 200 Mobile Courts, Over 1000 Vehicles, others

As part of its measures to prevent road crash during the Ester celebration, the Federal Road safety Corps has deployed not less than 200 mobile courts across the country.

The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, made the announcement on Tuesday, in a media statement, also tasked the Corps’ Commanding Officers to ensure full deployment of staff for maximum visibility, prompt removal of obstructions and ease of movement on all highways across the country.

According to Biu, the mobile courts are part of the Corps’ aggressive enforcement and prosecution of motorists, who contravene such safety offences, including: Speeding and Dangerous Driving/Overtaking, Lane indiscipline/Route violation,Road Obstructions,Use of Phone while Driving,Overloading,Seatbelt/Child restraint Use Violations, Passenger’s Manifest Violation,Operation of mechanical deficient and rickety vehicles,Latching and Twist-Locks Violation and Illegal use of the Spy Number Plates.

“To achieve this,” Biu explained, “over 743 patrol vehicles, 184 administrative vehicles, 92 ambulances, 23 tow trucks and 144 motorbikes are being deployed as part of the patrol logistics.

“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.

“Added to the above is, a total of 23 Help Areas mobilised to ensure prompt removal of obstructions, and rescue operations during the period. This, he said, is in addition to the 15 traffic control camps which would  be dedicated solely  to identifying traffic gridlock areas to be manned  by our personnel on 24/7 basis.”

For effective monitoring and prompt response, the Corps has put in place a Situation Room at the National Headquarters to monitor the activities across the country, collate and process information for dissemination to relevant commands and stakeholders as the case may be.

This is in addition to 28 Road Traffic Crash Clinics and 53 Zebra  points located along the major routes. This would  be covered by 92 ambulances to be fully utilized for prompt response  to crashes  and rescue of injured  victims  to hospitals for more professional attention.

The FRSC boss also directed the Commanding Officers to, within their operational areas, liaise with other strategic stakeholders, especially, Military formations (enroute or resident); the Nigeria Police (enroute or resident); DSS (enroute or resident); the Nigeria Immigration Service and the NSCDC (enroute or resident) to secure the  needed moral and logistics as well as security  support.

“Other stakeholders”, he said, “are 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 Federal Fire Service.”

On the overall preparedness of the Corps for the special operations, the Corps Marshal expressed optimism that Nigerians would as usual, cooperate with members of the Corps and other security agencies as well as volunteers who would come out to assist the Corps in traffic management.

Expectedly, with the massive deployment of personnel and logistics and the envisaged public support, the Corps Marshal is confident that the celebration would be a huge success.

While reassuring the motoring public of FRSC’s renewed vigour towards entrenching sanity on the roads, the Corps Marshal also wishes all Nigerians safe and peaceful Easter celebrations.

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