Traffic volumes expected to peak for elections
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed thousands of personnel and vehicles along designated routes to ensure good organisation on the country’s highways during the elections set for Saturday.
The agency is collaborating with other security agencies in that regard.
Some 20 000 officers as well as 413 vehicles including patrol cars, ambulances and tow trucks have been deployed.
According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Imoh Etuk, the
development follows the expectation of massive human and vehicular
movement across the country as people prepare to cast their votes.
He said the Corps had also drawn a road map towards effective patrolling of designated routes of the highways in addition to prompt rescue services and public enlightenment campaigns, as part of measures to engender best road safety practices among road users.
This is in addition to the Corps’ 24 emergency ambulance response centres located at designated routes across the country in the FCT, Kaduna, Gombe, Jigawa, Taraba, Niger, Kogi, Ondo, Edo, Osun, Nasarawa, Plateau and Kwara States, Etuk said.
Etuk appealed to ensure proper planning and management of trips through maintenance of their vehicles and compliance with traffic rules and regulations.
“Motorists and other categories of road users are strictly warned to desist from all road vices such as overloading, speed limit violation, non-use of seat belt, route violation and making calls while driving and night trips,” Etuk said.
– CAJ News
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