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Why we have not commenced night patrols – FRSC

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Why we have not commenced night patrols – FRSC

The Federal Highway Traffic Safety Corps (FRSC) said its personnel would require specialized training in handling firearms before nighttime highway patrols begin.

Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Project Implementation Office Kingsley Agomoh said this in Abuja on Thursday while answering questions at an organized seminar on public reform.

He said that although the Commission had obtained the license to carry weapons, it would only do so after specialized training.

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“It’s one of the reasons we haven’t started working at night,” Agomoh said while answering questions about night traffic management.

However, he assured that the FRSC has updated its devices and facilities to handle traffic emergencies and save lives.

“We are not only concerned with making arrests of drivers not wearing seat belts, making calls while driving, speeding and other traffic violations.

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“The FRCS oversees all measures to prevent traffic accidents,” said the assistant corps marshal.

However, he said it was impossible for commission staff to be on all roads and appealed to Nigerians to also help ensure safer roads at all times.

The public should report problems as they occur to help reduce fatalities, he added.

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Agomoh said the FRSC has one of the best ambulance services in the country stationed on major roads to provide medical assistance to traffic accident victims.

“For each ambulance, 15 calls can be received simultaneously, it has a generator, fire extinguisher.

“It has a central monitor, paramedics and a radiographer for immediate request; feedbacks and other essential emergency stop devices. They are driven by technology. “

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On the threat of heavy vehicles on the roads, Agomoh said the body had taken steps to reduce the risk they pose to motorists, including a ban on travel when the need arises.

This, he said, was to reduce traffic congestion and fatalities.

Source: NAN

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