Eid-El-Kabir: FRSC Deploy 134 For Smooth Traffic
From Msughshima Andrew, Makurdi
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Benue has deployed 134 personnel to ensure smooth traffic flow during the Eid-El-Kabir celebration, the Sector Commander, Corp Commander David Mendie has said.
Mendie told 247ureports in Makurdi that the command would monitor the attitude of road users to check road crashes during the Sallah festivities.
“Our one week long special sallah patrol started on August 17 and will go on till August 26.
“We are determined, as usual, to ensure the free-flow of traffic, hence we have deployed 134 Regular and 20 Special Marshals, for Makurdi, the state capital.
“Makurdi the state capital is where we witness heavy traffic flow during festivities so we have more concentration here.
“All other regular and special marshals in the units across the states are also to be vigilant.
“We will focus on traffic control, rescue missions, over speeding, dangerous driving and overtaking, drunk driving among others.”
He said the command would monitor drivers to ensure that motorists respect traffic rules and regulations saying offenders would be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
“As has been our habit and routine during every festivity, we will assign some of the personnel to lafia parks, SRS Junction, Wurukum motor parks/ junctions, Alaide-Otukpo road as well as Gboko road.
He urged motorists to adhere to traffic rules in order to avoid accidents, warning them to avoid overloading and dangerous driving.
Mendie said “Our primary concern is to prevent road crashes by mobilising road users to desist from dangerous driving, especially overtaking at sharp bends, among others.
“We will also ensure the provision of effective rescue services when the need arises within the period.