By Lucy Osuizigbo-Okechukwu
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra has deployed 500 personnel on 24-hour patrol of highways in the state to ensure free flow of traffic and rescue operations during Easter celebration.
The state Sector Commander, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, who made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Wednesday, said the personnel included 650 special marshals.
Kumapayi said the command also deployed operation vehicles, tow trucks and ambulances to clear any obstructions and respond to emergency cases, respectively.
“We have deployed sufficient personnel across all major highways to check activities of reckless drivers and ensure safe driving with observance of traffic rules and regulations.
“As a lead agency in traffic management, FRSC in Anambra is committed to ensuring a safer motoring environment during this Easter celebration.
“The command will also collaborate with other sister agencies to ensure crash-free celebration,” he said.
Kumapayi said that the command would also deploy personnel to parks and fleet operators terminals to conduct test on drivers to detect drunk drivers and disallow them.
He warned motorists against use of phone while driving, overloading, dangerous driving, driving against traffic and speed limit violation.
He also called on motorists to ensure proper servicing of their vehicles and avoid the use of worn-out and expired tyres.
The sector commander said that the command had set up mobile courts to try traffic offenders. (NAN)