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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Easter 2019: FRSC deploys 35,000 officers, 200 mobile courts - ITREALMS

In readiness for the 2019 Easter celebration, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has approved the deployment of some 35, 000 officers and 200 mobile courts, reports ITREALMS.

According to Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Marshal, Boboye O. Oyeyemi, this has become imperative for both regular and special marshals, to address wrong road usage by motorists and ensure free flow of traffic on all major highways across the country.

ITREALMS also reports that total number of regular and special marshals approved for deployment are 35,000 and over 200 mobile courts.

The FRSC spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, said the proactive Patrol and Rescue Operations which is billed to commence from Thursday, April 18 to Tuesday, April 23, 2019 and will cover some 52 corridors nationwide.

"... Concerned by the increasing wave of movement of vehicles and passengers travelling during festive periods in Nigeria, and the usual traffic preconditioned by unplanned journeys, inadequate vehicle maintenance, inappropriate use of the road and other rogue journey determinants and delays; the aggregate of which commonly result in gridlock and road traffic crashes. The Corps Marshal has also directed the immediate commencement of aggressive public enlightenment campaigns across motor parks, terminals etc to sensitise the motoring public on the basic safe road use practices expected from drivers this season" he said.

In a related development the Corps Marshal, Boboye O. Oyeyemi has warned the general public to note that the Corps will not hesitate to bring any erring offender to book, hence the Mobile Court.

FRSC Easter Special Patrol, 
ITREALMS gathered, frowned on all offences, including "Overloading violations, drivers license violation, lane indiscipline, as well as driving with expired/worn out tyre and without a spare tyre and failure to install speed limit device.

Further, he said the Corps will be prompt in rescue operations and removal of rickety vehicles on the road and other obstructions, as well as Mobile Court Operations shall hold across the country to minimize cases of offenders discharge to entrench good road culture and behaviour.

Oyeyemi went on to remind the public to call FRSC toll free numbers; 122 or 0700-CALL-FRSC, 0700-2255-3772 for prompt rescue and removal of obstructions.

Remmy Nweke/DoP

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