The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun State Command has commenced special patrol operations for the Eld-el-Kabir , aimed to focus on excessive speed; dangerous driving; wrongful overtaking and lane indiscipline among others
Penpushing reports that, Route Commander, Florence Okpe made this know in a statement, adding that, a total of 1,380 personnel comprising Regular and Special Marshals have been mobilised and deployed to oversee traffic activities on highways across Ogun State.
The command focus will also be on use of phone while driving; seat belt violation ; overloading violation, tyre violation (expired/ substandard) as well as speed limiting device violation , passengers manifest violation by commercial vehicles and use of drugs and intoxicating alcoholic beverages while driving and also ensure strict adherence to coronavirus protocols and guidelines. .
‘A total of 1,380) personnel comprising Regular and Special Marshals have been mobilised and deployed to oversee traffic activities on highways across Ogun state especially the Lagos – Ibadan; Sagamu – Ijebu Ode ; Sagamu – Mosinmi – Ikorodu; Abeokuta – Sagamu ; Abeokuta – Ibadan; Abeokuta – Ifo – Sango – Ota – Lagos Corridors , as well as the Ota – Idiroko international corridor’, the statement said.
Penpushing further reports that, the command added that operational equipments have been provided to ensure desired impact on the entire stretch of highways across the state which include :33 patrol vehicles , 7 advanced life support ambulances, 10 patrol motor bikes, 5 heavy duty tow / recovery truck, brethlisers for testing drivers for drugs and alcoholic consumption, extricating machines for rescuing trapped crash victims
‘Traffic control areas to be manned by FRSC personnel , assisted by sister security and emergency agencies have been set up to ensure easy intervention to traffic distress from the boundaries of Ogun State with neighbouring states of Lagos, Oyo and Ondo States’, Okpe stated..
The Public Education Officer disclosed that, in same vein all the command ambulances points in Ogun state located at Itori; Sagamu; Ijebu Ode and Ogunmakin, in addition to the night rescue teams at various formations would operate 24 hours rescue operations throughout the duration of the special patrol operations.
Penpushing also reports that, Okpe in the statement said the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) Ogun State Command has also embarked on aggressive motor parks public enlightenment campaigns across the state.
‘Motorists traveling during this period to celebrate with their loved ones are advised to be extra careful and ensure their journeys are properly planned, with their vehicles routinely serviced , while paying special attention to construction areas where overtaking is prohibited and maximum speed is perked at 50km per hour, especially at construction zones where traffic is diverted’, she emphasised.
‘The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Corps Commander Ahmed Umar, has appealed to motorists to demonstrate the reason of this season by showing love to fellow road users by sharing the road responsibly and obeying traffic rules to arrive home safely to celebrate with their loved ones’,the statement added.
‘The Sector Commander therefore warned that any motorist apprehended flouting traffic rules during the special patrol operations may be treated as driving dangerously and could be prosecuted’.
Penpushing reports that, the Command pointed out that, as customary it would provide timely traffic situation on corridors across Ogun State, to guide motorists in having seamless travel experience, adding that this would be through the social media and in conjunction with the print and electronic media
‘This traffic broadcast would also be available through the National Traffic Radio 107.1 FM Abuja , which can be streamed online In case of a road traffic crash and obstruction, the FRSC could be reached on the FRSC toll free number 122. Details of the Special Patrol Operations is available on www.frsc.gov.ng and www.facebook.com/frsc nigeria’ Okpe said
FOOTNOTE: You want to share story with us? You want to advertise with us? You need publicity/live coverage for product, service, or event? Contact us on WhatsApp +2348073463653 or email [email protected]