We have introduced “Special Intervention Patrol” to reduce road accidents – FRSC The Informant247

We’ve introduced “Special Intervention Patrol” to reduce road accidents: FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has launched a “Special Intervention Patrol” operation to combat the high rate of Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Niger states.

Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Shehu Mohammed, Zonal Commanding Officer, Zone RS7, stated during the operation’s inauguration on Monday in Abuja that the prevalence of RTCs in the zone was worrying.

Mohammed stated that the special intervention plan, will run from February to November and it will guarantee that crashes were maintained to a bare minimum this year and in the future.

“The prevalence of high-fatality road traffic collisions along the FCT and Niger states is concerning.”

“The goal is to instil a transformed motorist’s behaviour in order to generate attitudinal shift toward safe driving.”

“The Zone launched the special intervention patrol to address the mortality rate in wrecks since, despite the tactics put in place to stop the tide, RTCs were still on the rise,” he explained.

He stated that research showed that the fatality rate of RTC was a 1:3 ratio. Which  means that for every three RTCs, one person died, which was unacceptable to Corps Marshal Dr Boboye Oyeyemi.

“In that regard, we decided to launch a special intervention patrol with two components.

“One is the enforcement patrol, where many teams will work together to form a squad patrol, and the second is active public enlightenment and campaign,” he explained.

According to the FRSC officer, the zone would also take severely various offences such as excessive speed, which constituted a speed limit violation, and cars without a speed restriction device.

“For us to condense, we would look at those cars that are usually overcrowded since they contribute to RTCs,” he added.

“Overall, the reason for this patrol is to hunt for cars without licence plates, defective licence plates, and drivers without licences.”

Mohammed stated that one of the reasons the corps was conducting the operation was that certain drivers had psychological or traditional notions that they were immune to road accidents or collisions.

He observed that such drivers were always speeding and driving recklessly because they felt they were impervious to collisions.

“I want you to understand that no human being is immune to RTC.”

“In order to contain the problem of RTC in this zone RS7, drivers should adhere by traffic laws,” he stated.

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