The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has deployed 2,000 personnel comprising Regular and Special Marshalls to critical corridors across Ogun state for Eid-el-Kabir operation.
Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander , disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Umar explained that the command had provided 30 patrol vehicles, seven advanced life support ambulances and four heavy duty tow truck to ensure desired impact on the entire stretch of the highways in the state.
He stated that it was important to ensure enhanced visibility and guarantee safe travels for all road users before and after the Eid- el- Kabir celebration .
He said that the FRSC would commence the special patrol operation on Wednesday, July 6 to July 13.
He added that the special operations was organised as a way of averting the chaos that characterised the road during such celebration .
” This special operations will focus on use of phone while driving , wrongful overtaking, excessive speed, seat belt violation, passengers manifest by commercial vehicles , dangerous driving and use of alcohol while driving.
“Traffic control areas to be manned by FRSC operatives assisted by sister security and emergency agencies to ensure easy intervention to traffic distress.
” FRSC ambulance points located at different corridors in addition to night rescue team at various FRSC formation would operate 24 hours rescue operation.
“The command has also embarked on motor parks public enlightenment campaign,” he said.
The sector commander urged motorists traveling during the period to celebrate with their loved ones to adhere to traffic rules and regulations.
Umar advised them to plan their journeys with their vehicles routinely serviced while paying special attention to construction zone where traffic is diverted.
He appealed to motorists to demonstrate the reason of the season by sharing the road responsibly, considering other road users and obeying traffic rules.
He, therefore, warned that any motorists apprehended flouting traffic rules maybe treated as driving dangerously and could be prosecuted.