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FRSC harp on Sallah without crash



FRSC harp on Sallah without crash

By Ibironke Ariyo

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, called on motorists to take safety seriously, especially during the Eid-al-Kabir celebrations scheduled for July 20 and 21.

Oyeyemi made the call in a statement by Deputy Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, the Corps’ Public Education Officer (CPEO), on Monday in Abuja.

The corps marshal assured members of the public that the FRSC’s special patrol underway across the country was aimed at providing security.

He said this included order and discipline among road users before, during and after the celebration.

Oyeyemi urged Muslims to learn from the obedience and trustworthiness exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim, as observed through sacrifice.

He said this should be done with discipline and consideration for other road users in order to avoid road accidents.

Oyeyemi said adequate operational measures have been put in place across the country.

According to him, this included the deployment of monitors from the Corps National Headquarters to create a safer road environment for all road travelers towards a safe and smooth celebration.

The corps marshal explained that the special patrol teams were given strict guidelines not to tolerate acts of indiscipline by recalcitrant drivers.

He warned that appropriate sanctions would be applied against any violator of traffic rules and regulations during special operations in order to deter others.

Oyeyemi noted that directives had been given to the teams to focus particularly on certain identified infractions, including unjustified passing, using the phone while driving, violation of the driving license, unruly lane.

He added that the Corps would embark on the rapid removal of rickety vehicles.

“Road obstructions and penalties for drivers with expired / worn tires and those who drive without a spare tire, among other infractions,” he said.

The Corps Marshal urged members of the public to cooperate fully with patrol teams and other volunteers in operations.

He urged the public not to hesitate to report cases of road accidents and other emergencies to the FRSC via the national emergency number – 122.

“You can also speak directly to National Traffic Radio (NTR) studios at 08056294021 or 08056295022 for a quick response,” he said.

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