To ease travel during the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Federal Road Safety Corps says it has mobilised over 30,000 personnel for its special patrol tagged, ‘Operation Zero Tolerance for Road Traffic Crashes’.
The corps also said it would equally deploy body cameras and ambulances in 46 points in Lagos, Makurdi, Nasarawa, Sokoto and other parts of the country as part of initiatives to ensure safe highways during the Yuletide.
Disclosing this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the Corps Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, listed the routes to be covered to include Akwanga-Lafiya-Makurdi; Jos-Bauchi-Gombe; Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Birnin Kebbi; Katsina-Kano-Wudil-Dutse-Azare-Potiskum; Kaduna-Saminaka-Jos; Abuja-Kaduna-Kano and Okene-Ogori-Isua-Owo.
Others are Makurdi-Otukpo-Obollo Afor-9th Mile, Asaba-Abraka-Ughelli-Warri; Ibadan-Ogere-Sagamu; and Sagamu-Mowe-Lagos, among others.
Kazeem stated that patrol vehicles, advanced life support ambulances, heavy-duty tow trucks, medium and light-duty tow trucks, patrol motorbikes, extricating machines, reflective jackets, traffic cones, patrolites and radar guns would also be deployed, in addition to breathalyzers, cameras, tablets, alcoholizers and other technical equipment.