Towards ensuring a safe and smooth 2021 Easter celebrations, the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC) has deployed a total of 25,224 personnel to cover highways across the country to ensure compliance to the operational guidelines of the special patrol, scheduled to run between the 31st of March and 1st of April, 2021.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem over the weekend.
According to him, the deployed personnel include 7,100 Officers, 18,124 Marshals Inspectors and Road Road Marshal assistants 15,225 Special Marshals who would cover all the identified areas across the country.
He added that Management staff, Zonal Commanding Officers, Sector Commanders and other senior officers of the rank of Deputy Corps Commanders (DCC) in the National Headquarters as well as Corridor Commanders are also deployed to the Field Commands to ensure compliance with the Operational Guidelines issued at the beginning of the exercise.
In addition, 580 patrol vehicles, 92 ambulances, 17 tow trucks and 73 motorbikes will deployed as part of the patrol logistics, amongst other safety devices.
The Corps Public Officer further noted that as part of the strategies, the Corps had put in several other logistics and was collaborating with strategic stakeholders to ensure a hitch free Easter celebration across the country with aggressive enforcement of traffic and vehicular laws on speed Limit Violations, Overloading Violations/ Physical distancing in vehicles, Tyre violations, light signs violations including directional lights headlights, backlight and break light., Use of Phone while driving, Route Violation / Lane Indiscipline, Seatbelt use violations, Driving under the influence of alcohol/ drugs, Dangerous driving, Number Plate violations, Mechanically deficient vehicles and Illegal parking.