We will deploy 1,300 operatives, 25 vehicles for ember months in Edo- FRS



We will deploy 1,300 operatives, 25 vehicles for ember months in Edo- FRS

By Deborah Coker

Edo’s Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said as many as 1,300 of its officers would be deployed statewide for the 2021 “Ember Months” campaign.

The smoldering months are the last four months of the year; September, October, November and December, which are classified as high risk for road accidents by the FRSC.

Mr. Henry Benamaisia, the body’s state sector commander, revealed this to the Nigeria News Agency in Benin on Tuesday.

Benamaisia ​​explained that the figure includes regular and special marshals.

He also revealed that 25 operational vehicles, including three ambulances, two heavy towing trucks and a towing van, would be on the ground for quick response and smooth traffic during the period.

According to him, arrangements have been put in place for a successful start to the months of embers campaign this year.

The theme is Maintain a safe speed, avoid night trips and enjoy a quality road experience.

“For the campaign to run smoothly, 1,300 staff members of our agents, including regular and special marshals, would be deployed across the state, with 25 operational vehicles.

“The vehicles include three ambulances, two heavy towing trucks and a towing van which will be on the ground for quick response and smooth traffic during the period.”

He revealed that the flag was due to take place next Thursday at Aduwawa Park near Ramat Square in the state capital.

He added that the occasion would be chaired by Deputy Governor of Edo, Phillip Shaibu, while stakeholders including transport unions, vehicle owners and other road users would be part of the ‘event.

“Print and electronic media would also be engaged throughout the season. Traffic control will also take place at critical traffic points across the state to keep traffic flowing throughout the Ember months.

“The focus will be on the effective enforcement of critical offenses.

“These offenses include overloading, using the telephone while driving, failure to install the speed limit device, violation of the speed limit, violation of the seat belt, dangerous driving, overtaking. dangerous, among others, ”Benamaisia ​​said.

He called on the state’s residents to obey traffic rules and regulations, while advising them to always avoid the three vices of indiscipline, intolerance and impatience on the road.

Source: NAN

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