No fewer than 710 personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State have been deployed for 24 hours special patrol aimed at easing traffic ahead and during Easter celebration, Sector Commander Clement Oladele has said.
He said the corps also deployed 25 patrol vehicles, five ambulances, four patrol motor bikes and one heavy duty towing truck.
The sector commander, while briefing reporters in his office in Abeokuta, said the corps solicited support from the government and private sector.
He said the vehicles would patrol Ijebu-Ode, Mowe and other critical corridors to ease traffic jam.
Oladele said the corps was against excessive speeding, dangerous driving and overtaking, failure to use/install speed limit device, tyre violation, lane/route indiscipline, overloading, wrongful overtaking , drivers licence violation, road obstruction, use of phone while driving, seat belt use violation, child safety and passengers manifest, among others
He debunked the rumour by commercial drivers /fleet operators that FRSC introduced the speed limiter to extort them and that the device will damage their vehicles and hinder them from ascending hills.
He said FRSC does not involve in sales/marketing of the devices, neither the Corps Marshal have any private link with the vendors. He said the accredited vendors were in charge of sale and calibration of the device and theirs is to enforce the installation and monitor to ensure no vendor install any sub-standard device into any vehicle.
He said any vendor found violating the rules and regulations that guided the importation and installation of the device shall be sanctioned and his licence withdrawn.