FRSC seeks col­lab­o­ra­tion for crash-free ember months

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Emma Elekwa

The Fed­eral Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has so­licited the col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­forts of var­i­ous road users to­wards en­sur­ing san­ity on the na­tion’s high­ways, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing the ember months and the yule­tide sea­son.

The Kubwa Unit Com­man­der, As­sis­tant Corps Com­man­der Yusuf Ab­dul­lahi, made the ap­peal at the flag off of the 2015 ember months road safety

cam­paign in Kubwa, Abuja, tagged, “Op­er­a­tion San­ity: Drive Safely into 2016.”

He de­scribed the ember months as chal­leng­ing, the cause of which he at­trib­uted to dis­re­gard to traf­fic rules and reg­u­la­tions in­clud­ing over­load­ing, vi­o­la­tion of speed lim­its and lane indis­ci­pline by mo­torists.

He, how­ever, pledged the com­mis­sion’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to­wards ad­dress­ing the is­sue.

Ac­cord­ing to the FRSC boss, the corps has mas­sively de­ployed staff and lo­gis­tics to the road as buildup to­wards ef­fec­tive man­age­ment of traf­fic and to con­tain the peren­nial ob­struc­tions, grid­lock and other

ac­com­pa­ny­ing haz­ards wit­nessed within the pe­riod.

“We have car­ried out stud­ies along crit­i­cal lo­ca­tions within Kubwa. We have also set up the ma­chin­ery to mo­bi­lize stake­hold­ers and sen­si­tize the mo­tor­ing pub­lic as well as res­i­dents of the iden­ti­fied ar­eas ex­pected to lend sup­port dur­ing ac­ci­dents,” he tressed.

Other strate­gies high­lighted by the unit com­man­der in­clude pub­lic en­light­en­ment cam­paign and strict en­force­ment of traf­fic rules and reg­u­la­tions, to be com­pli­mented with the 23 Emer­gency Am­bu­lance

Ser­vice Cen­tres, and toll free 122 phone line for prompt re­sponse to traf­fic emer­gen­cies.

Photo: Abubakar Yakubu

Mem­bers of Ro­tary Club Karu of­fer med­i­cal ser­vices to peo­ple at Orozo Health Cen­tre in Abuja on Satur­day. On the left is the group’s pres­i­dent, Bar­ris­ter Nnae­meka Ejio­for.

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