FRSC deploys 1,283 personnel for Yuletide in Kano

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has deployed 1,283 regular and special marshals across Kano State to ensure free vehicular traffic during and after the Yuletide

A statement issued by the state Sector Commander, Zubairu Mato, in Kano on Tuesday, said 21 patrol vehicles, five ambulances and one heavy duty truck for special operations were also deployed from December 15 to January 15, 2023.

“All necessary arrangements had been made on aggressive special patrol operations towards ensuring crash-free and smooth traffic flow during the Yuletide period and beyond.

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“The FRSC personnel have been deployed along the major routes that link Kano to other neighbouring States, with much emphasis on the Kano-Wudil-Dutse corridor, Kano-Zaria corridor.

“Kano-Bichi-Katsina corridor, Kano-Tudun Wada-Jos corridor, Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi corridor and Kano-Daura road in order to checkmate the excesses of motorists and other road users to ensure that no life is lost due to Road Traffic Crash (RTC) within the period and beyond.

“We have deployed standby (Road Traffic Crash) RTC rescue teams for emergency services, heavy duty tow truck for prompt removal of obstructions along the highways and organize mobile courts sittings at critical locations along the routes to arraign erring traffic violators for speedy dispensation of justice.

“The roadside clinic located at Chiromawa will handle Road Traffic Crash victims for prompt attention along Kano-Zaria road 24hrs,” Mr Mato said.

He noted that anyone found committing traffic infractions would be sanctioned.

He listed infractions to include overloading violation, speed violation/failure to install speed limiting devices on commercial vehicles, driving with expired or worn-out tires, use of cell phone while driving, route violation, driver’s licence violation, under age driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The sector commander advised motorists and other road users in the State to obey traffic rules and regulations, and drive with care, and asked the public to report road traffic crashes and obstructions to the nearest FRSC unit.

“As this year’s Yuletide coincides with political campaign activities, the command calls on those involved in political campaign rallies to always drive carefully.

“Campaign rally organisers should always talk to their members involved in the motorcades to be road safety conscious, as only the living and healthy ones will celebrate the election victories,” Mr Mato said.

While wishing Christians in the state a happy celebration, the sector commander prayed the command would achieve a zero-death target during the Yuletide and beyond.

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