Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has approved the deployment of personnel to highways to enforce compliance to COVID-19 safety protocol.
FRSC’s Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said the directive came in an operational order released to Field Commands. He said the officers are to also ensure the free flow of traffic and enforce the restriction of movement in places where such restrictions were imposed.
Others are; curtail the occurrence of Road Traffic Crashes within the period and provide prompt rescue services, when necessary, ensure full deployment of patrol vehicles, ambulances, tow trucks, bikes, and other patrol equipment and collaborate with security agencies to ensure effective traffic management, increased visibility on the highways, and strict enforcement of overloading and physical distancing violations amongst commuters.
He warned that the special patrol was necessitated by the upsurge in road traffic volume and the rise in COVID-19 cases Nationwide.
He appealed to motorists to corporate with the corps to ensure the upcoming Eid festivities do not escalate the coronavirus pandemic.
The Corp Marshal instructed Commanding Officers to apprehend vehicles that carry more than the number of people approved by the task force on COVID-19 in the various states.