The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun said it had deployed 1, 638 personnel to oversee traffic activities on highways across the state during the Easter celebration.
Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Umar explained that the personnel included regular and special marshals, saying that the highways to monitor included the Lagos – Ibadan, Sagamu – Ijebu Ode , Sagamu – Mosinmi – Ikorodu, Abeokuta – Sagamu , Abeokuta – Ibadan, Abeokuta – Ifo – Sango – Ota – Lagos corridors and Ota – Idiroko road.
He explained that the special patrol operations would focus on excessive speed, dangerous driving, wrongful overtaking, lane indiscipline, use of phone while driving, seat belt violation and overloading violation.
He listed others to include, 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.
He added that the command had provided 33 patrol vehicles, eight advanced life support ambulances, 12 patrol motorbikes, two heavy duty tow trucks to ensure desired impact on the entire stretch of highways across the state.
“Traffic rest areas have also been established at Mowe ; Sagamu; Ogere ; Ogunmakin ; IJebu – Ode ; where tired travellers could briefly rest before continuing their journies .
“The command has also embarked on aggressive motor parks public enlightenment campaigns across the state,” he said.
Umar advised motorists traveling during the period to be extra careful and ensure their journies are properly planned, with their vehicles routinely serviced.
He urged them to pay special attention to construction areas where overtaking was prohibited and maximum speed was perked at 50km /hour, especially at construction zones where traffic was diverted.
The sector commander warned that any motorist apprehended flouting traffic rules during the special patrol operations might be treated as driving dangerously and could be prosecuted.