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FRSC declares total war on overloading, speed violation

<![CDATA[Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed the corps' Special Intervention Patrol (SIP) to be focused on overloading, speed violation and speed limiting device enforcement, amongst other offences.

The directive, according to a statement by the Head, Media Relations and Strategy of the corps, Bisi Kazeem, is in view of the recent upsurge of overloading on the nation’s highways and the challenges it poses to all field command operatives.

To curb the effects of the menace, Oyeyemi ordered the men and officials  of the corps to organise SIP along critical corridors from November7 to 13 November 2016.

The statement stressed that the corps marshal hoped to use the Special Intervention Patrol to impress on field commands to sustain the enforcement drive on speed limiting device installation in commercial vehicles, continue the sensitisation exercise of the 2016 Ember Months campaign and to reduce road traffic crashes caused by overloading and overspeeding.

“While all field command operatives are to be involved in the SIP, commanding officers are to ensure that special attention is given to all crash-prone areas within their jurisdictions, as well as to ensure that officers, marshals and special marshals are adequately mobilised in readiness to fully participate in the exercise,” it said.

It said that the FRSC boss is poised to deliver on the corps ‘s mandate of reducing crashes nationwide to the barest minimum.

The selected corridors that are considered as flashpoints for overloading infractions are Kaduna-Abuja-Lokoja-Okene route, Garaku-Akwanga-NasarawaEggon-Lafia-Makurdi route, Funtua-Tsafe-Gusau-Sokoto route, Lagos-Ogere-Ogunmakin-Ibadan route, Owo-Akure-Ilesha-Ife route, Jos-Toro-Bauchi-Alkaleri-Gombe route, Enugu 9th Mile-Awka-Nteje-IgboUkwu-Onitsha route, Asaba-Isele Uku-Agbor-Abudu-Benin route, and Jebba-Olooru-Bode Saadu route.]]>

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