The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has deployed Thirty-five Thousand Regular and Special Marshals for effective traffic control during the Eid-El Kabir Celebration across the country.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem stated this while briefing newsmen on the 10: day Sallah Special Operations.
Mr. Bisi Kazeem explained that adequate logistics have been put in place while HELP AREAS have been established along with Fifty Two Critical Corridors for prompt medical attention and removal of obstruction during emergency.
The FRSC spokesman maintained that the Marshals have been directed to enforce strict compliance to Covid 19 protocols and other traffic rules.
While assuring the motoring public of their safety on the highways, Mr. Bisi Kazeem said the newly introduced Body and Vehicle Cameras scheme would also be deployed to check assaults on Marshals and other information for decision making.
“Motorists must endeavour to avoid traffic violations and remain conscious of their safety to avoid not only arrest and prosecution by members of the Corps, but falling prey to avoidable road crashes,”, he said.
According to him, “The mission of the special operation is to ensure free flow of traffic, provide prompt rescue services and timely clearance of obstructions on all major roads and critical corridors across the country before, during and after the festive period as well as reduce Road Traffic Crashes, Road Traffic Fatalities, and Road Traffic Injuries.:
“Enforce strict compliance to COVID-19 protocols by motorists and road users, ensure high visibility of the Corps on the highways, minimize the occurrence of road traffic crashes on the nation’s highways through effective patrol operations and sustained public enlightenment campaigns among others”.
He appealed to Motorists particularly commercial drivers to give maximum cooperation to Marshals as over Two Hundred Mobile Courts would be in session to prosecute traffic offenders.
Mr. Bisi Kazeem reiterated the Commission’s Continuous working relationship with stakeholders in the Transport Sector towards reducing the rate of road accidents in the country.