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Further to sustained efforts towards ensuring  sanity on the highways during this year’s Eid-el- kabir celebrations, the Federal Road Safety Corps has commenced a nationwide special patrol tagged ‘Operation Barka da Sallah II 2012’slated for 26th  – 29th October, 2012.

This exercise which is in line with the Corps’ renewed drive to reduce the spate of road traffic crashes in the country especially during the Ember season , has also being designed to address the perennial rise in the violation of traffic rules and regulations especially during festive season.

According to the FRSC, the intensive special patrol is aimed at addressing the spate of avoidable road crashes usually associated with surge of human and vehicular traffic across the country and is an all inclusive exercise which will witness intensive patrols, prompt rescue services, strict enforcement of traffic rules and robust public enlightenment campaigns across the nation
Details of the objectives of this special exercise include the removal of obstructions from the highways, traffic control/decongestion, public enlightenment campaigns through the distribution of safety handbills and other forms of awareness campaign in addition to strict enforcement of road traffic regulation infractions such as non-use of seat belt, use of cell phone while driving, overloading, excessive smoke emission, speed violation, dangerous driving/ overtaking, light sign violation and other road vices.

As usual, the FRSC has embarked on a massive deployment of personnel, patrol vehicles, motor bikes, tow trucks and ambulances along designated corridors and black spots such as Yangoji, Lokoja, Lagos, Benin, Ore, Akwanga, Jos, Mokwa, Bida, Potiskum, Talata Mafara, Bauchi, Lafia, Makurdi, 9thmile and Kano in addition to the establishment of mobile courts at specific locations across the country for quick dispensation with road traffic offences

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