Kano Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps says it is deploying no fewer than 1,440 personnel, 14 Patrol Vehicles, 3 Ambulances, 1 heavy duty tow truck and other Operational equipment for Edel Kabir celebrations.
The sector Commander Zubairu Mato, in a statement made available to newsmen in Kano explained that the essence was to ensure enhanced safe motoring and road usage before, during and after the festive season.
Besides, the Command also deploys operational materials such as Breathalysers to check on drunk driving, Rader guns to check on excessive speed violators, Patrolites for traffic control, Raincoats, first aid kits among others.
Mato disclosed that the Personnel deployed for the Sallah Special Patrol includes 940 Regular and 500 Special Marshals.
“The objective of the Special Patrol Operations is to ensure free flow of traffic, the prompt rescue of Road traffic crash victims, prompt removal of road obstructions, reduction of road traffic crashes targeted at zero fatality as well enforcement of strict compliance to Covid-19 protocols by road users along major roads. ”
“The main focus of the special operations is to checkmate all life-threatening traffic infractions and reduction of road traffic fatalities through aggressive enforcement, massive public sensitisation campaigns and post-crash emergency response.”
“The operation concentrates on wrongful overtaking, effective traffic control at strategic points including Edel praying grounds in the State, Use of the phone while driving, overloading violation, Driver’s licence violations, lane indiscipline, route violation, removal of rickety vehicles from the roads.,” the statement added.