From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says it has deployed a total of 3,438 roads marshals, across Plateau, Nasarawa and Benue states to monitor and regulate vehicular movement during and after Eid-el-fitr celebration.
The Commander, FRSC comprising of Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa States,
Assistant Corps Marshal Wobin Gora
called on all road users,especially fleet operators within the zone to abide by traffic rules during the Eid-el fitr.
“To ensure Corps visibility on the roads and critical corridors within the Zone, a total of 3,438 personnel comprising of 1,971 Regular and 1,467 Special Marshals are to be engaged in traffic management, rescue services, public education and enforcement during the period.”
Gora, made the disclosure in a press text issued in Jos, Plateau state, on Saturday.
The press release stated that, “the zonal command has directed strict enforcement of traffic rules and regulations which include setting up of mobile courts to try erring traffic offenders on the spot.”
It ordered that, all broken vehicles parked by the road side be evacuated immediately. “The Commands are to promptly remove broken down vehicles and other forms of obstructions on the highways to enable free flow of traffic through strategic traffic control and management,” it stated.
The statement warned motorists against: “Speeding/Dangerous driving/Overtaking, Lane indiscipline/Route violation, Road Obstructions, Use of Phone while Driving, Overloading Violation, Seatbelt/Child restraint use Violations, Passengers Manifest violations, Mechanically Deficient Vehicles and Rickety Vehicles, Latching and Twist-Locks Violation, Illegal use of spy Number and other Number Plates, Driving with Worn-out Tyre or Without Spare Tyre and Failure to Install Speed Limit Devices.”
It emphasised that major routes shall be closely monitored. “All major corridors in the Zone such as the Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga, Jos-Gwantu-Akwanga, Akwanga-Lafia-Makurdi, Lafia-Shendam-Langtang-Pankshin-Jos, Jos-Bauchi-Gombe, Gboko-Katsina-Ala-Ogoja, Gboko-Aliade-Otukpo, Makurdi-Otukpo-Obolloafor, HawanKibo-Forest-GidanWaya-Kafanchan will be adequately covered,” it read.