The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in Anambra state has assured of its preparedness to ensure a smooth and hitch-free traffic before, during and after the Christmas and New year celebrations, ANAMBRA PEOPLE reports.
The Sector Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi who gave the assurance in a chat with reporters also cautioned motorists against over-speeding, especially while plying the second Niger Bridge ahead of its opening on Thursday,15, December,2022.
He said the temptation of over-speeding along the three kilometer bridge would most likely be high in view of its smoothness, particularly during the yuletide.
The FRSC boss assured of heavy presence of his officers across the length and breadth of the bridge to ensure its smoothness was not abused by drivers.
He said, “the temporary opening of the bridge is a welcome development and will definitely be a big relief. We look forward to freer traffic flow and shorter travel time.
“Yes, the bridge is a world class standard, with wonderful surface. The bridge is about 3km long and within that length, if the road user is not careful, he can be involved in a crash if he over speeds.
“We appeal to motoring public not to over speed. They should resist the temptation of pressing the pedal to the floor. It’s a very dangerous practice. It’s an abnormality of the human factor.
“We have mapped out deployment points for the periods. We’re going to ensure that normal speed is maintained to avoid situation where a scheme designed to ease traffic flow will now become a death trap.”
“We will also be deploying all our resources, including our 2 trucks, one on each bridge, in case of any breakdown of vehicles.
“We are also deploying our ambulances for quick emergency response, one will be permanently stationed on the bridge. We’re going to work with other sister agencies, especially security personnel because we are mindful of some crime prone areas.
We are fully prepared to handle the traffic situation because we’re expecting a higher density of traffic flow,” Irelewuyi concluded.
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