2015 General Election:FRSC To Deploys 20,000 Personnel

As the momentum gathers towards this year’s general elections and with the expected massive human and vehicular movement across the country by people to cast their votes, the Federal Road Safety Corps has deployed 20,000 personnel and 413 patrol vehicles, ambulances and tow trucks along designated routes of the highways in its efforts to collaborate with other security agencies to ensure sanity on the nation’s highways throughout the duration of the elections.
Since the elections are in 2 phases of 28th March 2015 for Presidential and National Assembly and 11 April 2015 for Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, the Corps has also drawn a road map towards effective patrolling of designated routes of the highways, in addition to prompt rescue services and public enlightenment campaigns, as part of measures to engender best road safety practices among road users.

This is in addition to the Corps’ 24 emergency ambulance response centres located at designated routes across the country in the FCT, Kaduna, Gombe, Jigawa, Taraba, Niger, Kogi, Ondo, Edo, Osun, Nasarawa, Plateau and Kwara states.

Deriving from this, motorists are hereby enjoined to ensure proper planning and management of trips through maintenance of their vehicles and compliance with traffic rules and regulations.

Pursuant to this, motorists and other categories of road users are strictly warned to desist from all road vices such as overloading, speed limit violation, non-use of seat belt, route violation (driving against traffic), making/receiving calls while driving and night trips.
Details of the objectives of this special exercise include the removal of obstructions from the highways, traffic control/decongestion, public enlightenment campaigns.

In the same vein, road users are strictly advised to desist from night trips and to ensure that vehicles which ply the highways conform with safety standard such as functional head/tail lights, wipers, tyres, fire extinguisher, caution sign and non-defective windscreen.

Meanwhile, the motoring public is reminded to call the FRSC toll free emergency number 122 and 070022553772 to report any traffic crash or any other traffic-related challenges, for prompt response.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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