In a bid to ensure that the roads are accident free during the Easter celebrations, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), on Wednesday, deployed 11,000 personnel, 795 vehicles, 283 bikes and 76 ambulances across the nation.
A statement signed by Mr Bisi Kazeem, the Head, Media Relations and Strategy of the FRSC in Abuja, said the approval of the deployment is based on the observations of the commission and that of the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the organization, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi.
The statement said the deployment would address the misuse of the roads which had in the past resulted in high level of road traffic crashes.
The statement read,“Nigerians will be once again on the road to visit their homes and loved ones in the spirit of Easter celebration marking the death and resurrection of Christ.
“It is in a bid to arrive at their destinations early that most transporters and private vehicle owners drive recklessly and overtake wrongfully, thereby, undermining their safe arrival.
“In a bid to make more money, most transporters resort to overloading and the resultant effect is crashes which in turn lead to loss of lives and property.”
According to the statement, the commission would check all cases of wrongful overtaking, overloading, reckless driving, dangerous driving, number plate violation, speed limit violation and lane indiscipline etc.
“The Corps Marshal’s vision is to increase Traffic Management of the Corps to ensure smooth travels before, during, and after the festive season to minimise the occurrence of road crashes.
“With the measures on ground and with the cooperation of motorists and all staff of the Corps deployed for the operations, road crashes would be reduced minimally, if not eradicated,” the statement added.