FRSC Deploys 743 Patrol Vehicles, 184 Administrative Vehicles, 92 Ambulances, 23 Tow Trucks, and 144 Motorbikes for the 2023 Easter Special Patrol
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has tasked Commanding Officers to ensure maximum visibility, prompt removal of obstructions, and ease of movement on all highways across the country for the 2023 Easter celebrations. The FRSC has deployed 743 patrol vehicles, 184 administrative vehicles, 92 ambulances, 23 tow trucks, and 144 motorbikes as part of its logistics for the special patrol, scheduled to commence from 6 to 12 April 2023.
The objectives of the special operations are to reduce 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.
The FRSC will engage the motoring public through purposeful and impactful public education programmes, strengthen surveillance activities to regulate unprofessional excesses, sustain effective patrol operations, and monitor highways adequately. The Corps will also carry out aggressive enforcement, including conducting over 200 mobile court operations, to check various traffic offences.
Reflective jackets, traffic cones, tyre pressure gauges, extricating machines, and digital breathalyzers are part of the tools set aside for special operations. A total of 23 Help Areas have been mobilised to ensure prompt removal of obstructions and rescue operations during the period.
The FRSC has also put in place a Situation Room at the National Headquarters to monitor the activities across the country, collate and process information for dissemination to relevant commands and stakeholders as the case may be. The Corps has activated 28 Road Traffic Crash Clinics and 53 Zebra points located along the major routes that would be covered by 92 ambulances fully utilised to respond promptly to cases of rescue and convey injured victims to hospitals for more professional attention.
The Corps Marshal has directed the Commanding Officers to liaise with other strategic stakeholders within their operational areas to secure the needed morale and logistics as well as security support. The stakeholders include military formations (en route or resident), the Nigeria Police (en route or resident), the DSS (en route or resident), the Nigeria Immigration Service, the NSCDC (en route or resident), the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Traffic Management Agencies, State-owned NGO’s ambulance services providers, National Network on Emergency Rescue Services (NNES), Federal Road Maintenance Agencies and Federal Fire Service.
The FRSC is optimistic that Nigerians would cooperate with members of the Corps and other security agencies as well as volunteers who would come out to assist the Corps in traffic management during the period, stressing that with the massive deployment of personnel and logistics and the envisaged public support, the celebration would be a huge success.
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