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FRSC Directs Construction Companies To Use Adequate Signs To Avert Crashes

The Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC has directed construction companies to put adequate warning signs to avert crashes at the ongoing road construction and rehabilitation sites across the country.

The Corps Marshal of FRSC Dr Boboye Oyeyemi who gave the directive in Abuja during the end of the year strategic session with commanding officers said provision of adequate warning signs would provide necessary information as pre-caution for road users.

The FRSC Corps Marshal while acknowledging the huge resources provided by the federal government for effective traffic management stressed that on no account should the commanding officers allow any gridlock in their respective Commands.

He urged them to provide supervision for the Marshals deployed for the end of the year patrol while awareness, enlightenment and advocacy campaign must be intensified.

The FRSC Boss maintained that 25 help areas had been established in all the 34 identified corridors to attend to emergency while the Marshals would embark on random check of intake of alcoholic beverages by motorists.

Dr Oyeyemi assured that any commercial driver that failed to instal speed limit device would be sanctioned and that body cameras would be deployed to monitor the activities and check assaults on Marshals.

He appealed to motorists to avoid over speeding, overloading, route violation, night journey and give maximum cooperation for zero accident.

The end of the year patrol is to commence on 15th December and ends in 15th January 2022.

The theme for the 2021/2022 campaign is: maintan safe speed, avoid night travel and enjoy quality road experience.

Kayode Oyedare/Abuja

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