Monday, 4 November 2013

FRSC Deploys 2,220 Officers To Accident Prone Area

No fewer than 2,220 senior officials have been deployed to accident prone highways across the country to ensure zero-tolerance on road traffic crash.

The Deputy Corps Marshal in charge of Motor Vehicle Administration, Danjuma Garuba told newsmen in Ibadan on today that the FRSC had identified six major accident prone areas in the country.

He said in an attempt to reduce to the barest minimum road traffic crashes in these areas, the FRSC management had deployed the officers to monitor and ensure safety. 

He added that the "Operation Octopus" was also to sensitize motorists and other road users on the need to obey traffic rules and regulation.

According to him, the 14-day exercise at the designated accident prone areas is to enlighten and check motorists on over speeding, over loading and imbibe safety culture.

He said it would ensure that motorists especially commercial drivers "obey traffic rules, avoid fatigue and alcohol which often lead to road traffic crashes."

The Deputy Corps Marshal who is in charge of zones 8, 5 and 11, disclosed that during the exercise, Mobile Courts would be put in place at the affected areas to try erring motorists.

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