2019 EMBER MONTHS SPECIAL PATROL OPERATIONS BY THE FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CORPS OGUN STATE SECTOR COMMAND.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun state Sector Command will commence the 2019 Ember Months Special Patrol Operations from Thursday December 19, 2019 and end on Monday January 20, 2020.
The Special Patrol Operations would focus on, Excessive speed; Dangerous driving; Wrongful overtaking; Lane indiscipline; Use of phone while driving; Seat belt violation ; Overloading violation ; Tyre violation (expired/ substandard) as well as Speed Limiting Device violation ; Unlacthed vehicles violation ; Child restraint violation ; Passengers manifest violation by commercial vehicles and Use of drugs & intoxicating alcoholic beverages while driving according to a statement by the Public Education Officer for Ogun State Sector Command, Route Commander Florence Okpe.
A total of 1,700 personnel comprising Regular and Special Marshals have been mobilised and deployed to oversee traffic activities on highways across Ogun state especially the Lagos – Ibadan; Sagamu – Ijebu Ode ; Sagamu – Mosinmi – Ikorodu; Abeokuta – Sagamu ; Abeokuta – Ibadan; Abeokuta – Ifo – Sango – Ota – Lagos Corridors , as well as the Ota – Idiroko international corridor.
OPERATIONAL EQUIPMENT DEPLOYED.
The under listed operational equipments have been provided to ensure desired impact on the entire stretch of highways across Ogun state :-
(a) 35 patrol vehicles . (b) 4 Advanced Life Support Ambulances. ( c) 5 patrol motor bikes. (d) 1 heavy duty tow Truck.
(e) Brethlisers for testing drivers for drugs and alcoholic consumption
(f) Excruciating machines for rescuing trapped crash victims
TRAFFIC CONTROL AREAS.
Traffic control areas to be manned by FRSC personnel , assisted by sister security and emergency agencies have been set up to ensure easy intervention to traffic distress from the boundaries of Ogun State with neighbouring states of Lagos, Oyo and Ondo States.
Traffic Rest Areas have also been established at Mowe ; Sagamu; Ogere ; Ogunmakin ; IJebu – Ode ; Itori ; Ota and Abeokuta, where tired travellers could briefly rest before continuing their journies .
Equally, all the FRSC Ambulances points in Ogun state located at ITORI; SAGAMU; IJEBU ODE and OGUNMAKIN, in addition to the night rescue teams at various FRSC formations would operate 24 hours Rescue Operations throughout the duration of the Special Patrol Operations.
The FRSC Ogun state Command has also embarked on aggressive motor parks public enlightenment campaigns across the state.
To this end the FRSC has concluded arrangements with the NDLEA to conduct joint drug test on drivers suspected to have consumed illicit drugs as well as those that have consumed intoxicant alcoholic beverages beyond the legally tolerable level .
In addition, eye examinations would be conducted in partnership with the
National Optometrics Association (NOA) , to ensure only drivers with good eye sights are allowed to drive passengers during the Yuletide .
Motorists traveling during this period to celebrate with their loved ones are advised to be extra careful and ensure their journies are properly planned, with their vehicles routinely serviced , while paying special attention to construction areas where overtaking is prohibited and maximum speed is perked at 50km per hour, especially at construction zones where traffic is diverted.
The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Corps Commander Clement Oladele, has appealed to motorists to demonstrate the reason of this season by showing love to fellow road users by sharing the road responsibly and obeying traffic rules to arrive home safely to celebrate with their loved ones.
The Sector Commander urged motorists to imbibe the theme of this year’s Special Patrol Operations of ” Road Safety is a state of mind , traffic crash is an absence of mind – stay safe , stay alert”.
The Sector Commander therefore warned that any motorist apprehended flouting traffic rules during the Yuletide may be treated as driving dangerously and could be prosecuted.
CONDUCT OF MOBILE COURTS TO PROSECUTE TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS
The FRSC has concluded arrangements with the Ogun State Judiciary to intensify the conduct of mobile courts during the Yuletide to support the Special Patrol Operations across the road corridors in Ogun State.
BROADCAST OF TRAFFIC ALERTS DURING THE YULETIDE
The FRSC Ogun State Command, as customary would provide timely traffic situation on corridors across Ogun State, to guide motorists in having seamless travel experience. This would be through the social media and in conjunction with the print and electronic media
This traffic broadcast would also be available through the National Traffic Radio 107.1 FM Abuja , which can be streamed online .
FRSC EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICES
In case of a road traffic crash and obstruction, the FRSC could be reached on the FRSC toll free number 122.
Details of the Special Patrol Operations is available on www.frsc.gov.ng and www.facebook.com/frsc nigeria