Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will deploy 25,000 regular and special marshals nationwide on special patrol during the approaching Sallah.
The Public Education Officer of the corps, Bizi Kazeem, said in Abuja that 864 cars, 106 ambulances, 22 tow trucks and 266 motorcycles would also be deployed for the exercise.
“We want to emphasise traffic control, calm during traffic to ensure that the motoring public reach their destinations without any delay.
“We have about 200 mobile courts already set up to try erring offenders, and we are emphasising that drivers should not use their phones while driving.
“We are also emphasising the use of the speed limiting device as it relates to commercial vehicle operators.
“Our focus is also going to be on overloading, lane indiscipline and obstruction on the road.
“We are looking at critical routes such as the Abuja-Lokoja highway; Lagos-Ibadan expressway; Benin-Asaba-Ore road; and some other critical areas to ensure that we record zero crash during the Sallah period.’’
Kazeem said the exercise would hold from June 22 to June 28, with rescue teams operating at lower strength in the evenings for security reasons.
He, however, explained that the operation would last up to 10 o’clock in the evening in places such as Lagos.
Source: Daily Trust