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2021 ELD-EL-KABIR: Ogun FRSC begins Special Patrol Operations

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...Deploys 1,380 personnel comprising Regular and Special Marshals, equipments



The Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commenced the 2021  Eld-el-kabir Special Patrol  Operations.

The special operations, according to the Sector Public Education Officer, Superintendent
Route Commander Florence Okpe, has commenced today - Friday, July 16 to Sunday  July 25, 2021 

She said a total of one thousand three hundred and  eighty (1,380)  personnel comprising Regular and Special Marshals have been mobilised and deployed to oversee traffic activities on highways across Ogun state especially the Lagos -  Ibadan; Sagamu - Ijebu Ode ; Sagamu - Mosinmi - Ikorodu; Abeokuta - Sagamu ; Abeokuta - Ibadan; Abeokuta - Ifo - Sango - Ota - Lagos Corridors , as well as the  Ota - Idiroko international  corridor.

The Command, according to the PRO, had also provided 33 patrol vehicles, seven Advanced Life Support Ambulances, 10 patrol motor bikes, five heavy duty tow/recovery truck, brethlisers for testing drivers for drugs/alcoholic consumption and excriciating machines for rescuing trapped crash victims to ensure desired impact on the entire stretch of highways across Ogun state.

The special operations would focus on excessive speed; Dangerous driving; Wrongful overtaking; Lane indiscipline; Use of phone while driving; Seat belt violation; Overloading violation; Tyre violation (expired/ substandard) as well as Speed Limiting Device violation,  Passengers manifest violation by commercial vehicles and Use of drugs & intoxicating alcoholic beverages while driving and also ensure strict adherence to Covid19  protocols and guidelines. 

Traffic control areas to be manned by FRSC personnel, assisted by sister security and emergency agencies have been set up to ensure easy intervention to traffic distress from the boundaries of Ogun State with neighbouring states of Lagos, Oyo and Ondo States.

Equally, all the FRSC Ambulances points in Ogun State located at Itori; Sagamu; Ijebu Ode and Ogunmakin, in addition to  the night rescue teams at various FRSC formations would operate 24 hours rescue operations throughout the duration of the Special Patrol Operations.   

The FRSC Ogun state Command has also embarked on aggressive motor parks public enlightenment campaigns across the state.

Motorists traveling during this period to celebrate with their loved ones are advised to be extra careful and ensure their journies are properly planned, with their vehicles routinely serviced , while paying special attention to  construction areas where overtaking is prohibited and maximum speed is perked at 50km per hour, especially at construction zones where traffic is diverted. 

The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Corps Commander Ahmed Umar,  has appealed to motorists to demonstrate the reason of this season by showing love to fellow road users by  sharing the road responsibly and obeying traffic rules to arrive home safely to celebrate with their loved ones.

The Sector Commander therefore warned that any motorist apprehended flouting traffic rules during the special patrol operations may be treated as driving dangerously and could be prosecuted. 


BROADCAST OF TRAFFIC ALERTS  DURING THE SPECIAL PATROL 

The FRSC Ogun State Command, as customary  would provide timely traffic situation on corridors across Ogun State, to guide motorists in having seamless travel experience. This would be through the social media and in conjunction with the print and electronic media 

This traffic broadcast would also be available through the National Traffic Radio 107.1 FM Abuja , which can be streamed online . 
  
FRSC EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICES  

In case of a road traffic  crash and obstruction, the FRSC could be reached on the  FRSC toll free number 122. 

Details of the Special Patrol Operations is available on www.frsc.gov.ng  and www.facebook.com/frsc nigeria

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