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  • Updated: June 14, 2024

FRSC deploys 743 patrol vehicles for accident-free Eid-el-Kabir

FRSC deploys 743 patrol vehicles for accident-free Eid-el-Ka

The Federal Road Safety Corps Marshal, FRSC, Shehu Mohammed, announced the nationwide deployment of over 743 patrol vehicles to ensure road safety during Eid-el-Kabir.

At a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Mohammed detailed the extensive measures being taken for the special patrol operation, scheduled to commence on June 14, 2024.

“Over 743 patrol vehicles, 184 administrative vehicles, 92 ambulances, 23 tow trucks and 144 motorbikes are being deployed as part of the patrol logistics.

“Furthermore, reflective jackets, traffic cones, tyre pressure gauges, several extricating machines and digital breathalyzers are part of the tools set aside for the special operations,” he said.

According to him, a total of 23 help areas have been mobilised to ensure prompt removal of obstructions, and rescue operations during the period.

"This is in addition to the 15 traffic control camps which would be dedicated solely to identifying traffic gridlock areas, to be manned by our personnel on a 24/7 basis," he added.

“For effective monitoring and prompt response, the Corps has put in place a Situation Room at the national headquarters to monitor the activities across the country, collate and process information for dissemination to relevant commands and stakeholders as the case may be.

“This is in addition to 28 Road Traffic Crash Clinics and 53 Zebra points located along the major routes. This would be covered by 92 ambulances to be fully utilized for prompt response to crashes and rescue of injured victims to hospitals for more professional attention,” the corps marshal added.

 

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