The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC will on Monday commence a Six day Special Operations for effective traffic control during the Eid- El-Kabir.
Addressing News Men in Abuja, the Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali-Biu said the Operation is also to curb road crashes, and avoidable traffic gridlocks on the highway.
The Corps Marshal therefore directed the mobilisation of adequate logistics and personnel to enhance visibility and guarantee safe travels for all road users before, during and after the celebration.
He also mandated all formations to ensure reduction in Road Traffic Crashes, Road Traffic Fatalities, and Road Traffic Injuries, Prompt response to road traffic crash victims; Engagement of robust public education and enlightenment; and speedy removal of obstructions from the highway among others.
According to him, about 750 Patrol Vehicles, 120 Ambulances, 25 Tow Truck and over 200 Bikes will be on the road during the special operation.
The FRSC Boss however appealed to Motorists to avoid traffic violations and remain conscious of their safety to avoid not only arrest and prosecution by members of the commission, but falling prey to avoidable road crashes.
The corridors to be covered during the Six days Operation according to the FRSC Corps Marshal include Akwanga-Lafiya-Makurdi, Jos-Bauchi-Gombe, Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Birnin Kebbi corridor, Katsina-Kano-Wudil-Dutse-Azare-Potiskum corridor, Kaduna-Saminaka-Jos corridor, Abuja-Kaduna-Kano corridor, Okene-Ogori-Isua-Owo corridor, , Asaba-Abraka-Ughelli-Warri corridor, Ibadan-Ogere-Sagamu corridor, Sagamu-Mowe-Lagos corridor, amongst others.
He also stressed the need for motorists to obey all traffic rules and regulations and cooperate fully with the FRSC and other law enforcement agencies as Mobile Courts would be in session across the country for prompt dispensation of justice to traffic violators.
Mr Dauda Ali-Biu called on all travellers to take advantage of the FRSC Toll Free numbers 122 to report any obstruction or emergency
Kayode Oyedare, Edited By Grace Namiji
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