Sallah: FRSC deploys 1,070 patrol vans, bicycles, ambulances

Sallah: FRSC deploys 1,070 patrol vans, bicycles, ambulances

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu, has directed the mobilisation of adequate logistics and personnel for the Eid-el-Adha celebration to guarantee safe travels for all road users.

This was contained in a statement signed by the corps spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, on Sunday.

According to the statement, the special patrol operations has been scheduled to commence June 26 and end July 1, 2023.

Biu noted that “about 750 patrol vehicles, 120 ambulances, 25 tow truck and over 200 bikes would be on the road during the special operation.”

He also mandated that there must be  “reduction in road traffic crashes, road traffic fatalities, and road traffic injuries in the special operations.”

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He urged FRSC officers to ensure “prompt response to road traffic crash victims, engagement of robust public education and enlightenment, and speedy removal of obstructions from the highways among others.”

The Corps Marshal advised motorists to avoid traffic laws violation; to avoid not only arrest and prosecution by members of the corps, but falling prey to avoidable road crashes.

Biu also directed that the “Operatives pay first-rate focus on effective traffic control, wrongful overtaking, use of phone while driving, drivers licence violation, lane discipline, removal of rickety vehicles on the road, driving with expired/ worn out tyre and without spare tyre.”

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