The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has tasked commanding officers to ensure full deployment of adequate personnel or maximum visibility, prompt removal of obstructions and ease of movement on all highways across the country during the Easter celebrations in line with the operational guidelines of this year’s special patrol scheduled to commence from April 6 to 12, 2023.
In a statement issued on Wednesday via FRSC’s official Twitter handle, the Corps Marshal further stated that the objectives of the special operations were for reduction in Road Traffic Crashes, Road Traffic Fatalities and Road Traffic Injuries; prompt response to road traffic crash victims; unhindered engagement in purposeful public education and enlightenment and speedy removal of obstructions from the highways, among others.
The Corps Marshal assured members of 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.
The Corps will carryout aggressive enforcement including conducting over 200 mobile court operations, with the aim of checking the following offences:
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, Illegal use of the Spy Number Plates.