Easter: Frsc Assures Of Free Flow Of Traffic, Safety
SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, (THEWILL) – Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), on Thursday assured Nigerians of free flow of traffic and road safety during the Easter holiday.
Oyeyemi told newsmen in Abuja that the commission had deployed appropriate logistics to major high ways to check traffic challenges during the period.
“We have about 23 corridors which the country high ways have been divided into, and with the injection of new sets of patrol vehicles, we have been able to cover critical corridors effectively.”
“Going by the strategic session we had last week, we promised Nigerians we will be able to put in our best to ensure free flow of traffic.”
“Already you know we have some critical black spots from Kotonkarfi to Yangoji, then from Yangoji, you look at Lokoja/ Okene Egbeda, that is, Iwo Road-Ninth Mile, then Ogere and Akwanga.”
“Those are the critical areas and corporate personnel have been deployed there; we want to assure Nigerians that we will continue to ensure that for these critical locations, there is free flow of traffic,'' he said.
According to Oyeyemi, if there is any crash, the FRSC should be able to give prompt attention to crash victims.
He appealed to Nigerians, especially families travelling to use their seatbelts, including those in front and at the backseats, and advised that children should not be put on the front seat.
He also advised women to seat at the back of the car with the child and use the child's restrained seatbelts to strap him.
“These are the critical things we need to look at and take precautionary measures seriously than before.”
“As you can see, the weather is changing and we are gradually moving into the full cycle of the rainy season.''
Oyeyemi advised Nigerians to ensure that tyres were in order, the braking system and the wipers also fully in order, and to ensure that they put on head lamps when it rained.
He said that when in parking position, drivers should switch on the car head lamp so that the rear lights would be on to avoid being run into from the rear.
The FRSC boss reiterated the commission's commitment to sustaining its campaign on road safety while using the traffic alert in festive seasons like the Easter.
He appealed to road users to be more conscious of the vehicle conditions, especially while travelling and to adhere strictly to traffic rules to avoid crashes.