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FRSC sets up 200 mobile courts for traffic offenders during Easter

The Federal Road Safety Corps says it has set up more than 200 mobile courts to prosecute traffic offenders during the Easter special patrol operations across the country.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the corps Public Education Officer, Jonas Agwu.
Agwu said the mobile courts were set up towards ensuring a safe and smooth 2024 Easter celebration.
He quoted the Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, as urging the commanding officers to ensure full deployment of staff for maximum visibility.
Biu urged them to ensure prompt removal of obstructions on all highways across the country.
This, he said, was in line with the operational guidelines of the 2024 special patrol scheduled to commence from March 29 to April 2.
According to him, the objectives of the special operations are reducing road traffic crashes, road traffic fatalities, and road traffic injuries.
“The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu, has tasked Commanding Officers to ensure full deployment of staff for maximum visibility, prompt removal of obstructions and ease of movement on all highways across the country.
“This is in line with the operational guidelines of this year’s Easter special patrol scheduled to commence from March 29 to April 2, 2024.
“As contained in the operation order, the objectives of the special operations are reduction in road traffic crashes, road traffic fatalities and road traffic injuries; prompt response to road traffic crash victims,” he said.
Speaking further, Agwu noted, “To this end, the corps would carry out aggressive enforcement including conducting over 200 mobile courts operations, with the aim of checking various offences.
“Speeding and dangerous driving/overtaking, lane indiscipline/route violation, road obstructions, use of phone while driving, and overloading would be thoroughly checked.”
The corps added that it deployed over 743 patrol vehicles, 184 administrative vehicles, and 92 ambulances for the Easter special patrol across the country.

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