Eid-el-Fitri: FRSC Begins Special Patrol


The FRSC has started a week-long nationwide patrol to ensure an accident-free Eid-el-Fitri celebration, a statement from the commission has said.

The statement, which was issued in Abuja by FRSC’s Public Education Officer, Mr. Nseobong Akpabio, warned motorists to abide by traffic rules as there would be no waivers for infractions during the exercise.

It said that mobile courts had been set up at strategic locations to deal with traffic offences during the exercise.

“The intensive special patrol is aimed at addressing the spate of avoidable road crashes usually associated with upsurge of human and vehicular traffic during celebrations,” it said.

The statement said personnel and equipment had been deployed to some designated road corridors for prompt rescue operations, strict enforcement of traffic rules and robust public enlightenment campaigns during the period.

It listed the corridors, described as “black spots,” as Yangoji, Lokoja, Lagos, Benin, Ore, Jos, Potiskum, Bauchi, Lafia, Makurdi, 9th Mile and Kano.

According to the statement, focus will be on offences such as non-use of seat belt, phoning while driving, overloading, speed violation, dangerous driving and overtaking as well as attempt to corrupt marshals during patrol.

It quoted Mr. Osita Chidoka, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, as saying that road traffic crashes were avoidable and that best practices in road usage would guarantee safety to all users.

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