ABUJA – The Federal Road Safety Commission on Friday deployed 15,000 operatives and 800 patrol vehicles across the highways to ensure a free-flow of traffic throughout the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
The commission also deployed 60 patrol motorcycles, 52 ambulances and six heavy duty tow trucks on the highways.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Jonas Agwu, Corps Public Education Officer, in Abuja on Friday.
The statement stated that aside the massive deployment of personnel and logistics for a week-long patrol beginning Friday, the FRSC had established nine “Help Areas’’ in some critical road corridors.
It stated that the help were located on Hawa Kibo, Akwanga, Gwagwalada, Lokoja, Ore, Egbeda, Mowe, Oghere and Kakau highways.[eap_ad_2]
It stated that the deployment would be complemented by Mobile Courts which would try motorists who commit road traffic offences.
The statement added that special patrol tagged, “Attitude: The Change we need on our Roads’’, was part of effort to achieve set target of reducing road traffic crashes and death.
It would be recalled that the FRSC had at the beginning of 2014 set a target of reducing road traffic crashes by 15 per cent and fatalities by 25 per cent in 2014.
The statement advised motorists to strictly comply with all traffic rules and regulations, and ensure that their vehicles were properly maintained as there would be no waiver for any traffic violation. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]