Friday, April 3, 2015 2:40 pm
The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Anambra State Command, said on Friday that it had deployed 1,000 regular and special marshals to monitor traffic situations in the state during Easter.
Mr Sunday Ajayi, the Sector Commander, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Awka, advised motorists to comply with directives from the officials.
He said that the commission would arrest and impound erring motorists.
“There is going to be high vehicular movements on the highways at Easter and because of this, the command has equally mobilised the logistics and the personnel at its disposal to ensure free movements.
“We believe that we have the capacity to monitor the road to ensure that there is strict adherence to traffic rules and regulation, as well as curb the excesses of motorists.
“During this period, we shall be looking out for offences such as drunk driving, speeding; we will look at vehicles’ tyres, ensure that children” of ages to one year to 11years are not allowed to sit in front seat of the vehicle.
“I want to warn that anybody caught within this period undermining road traffic regulation will be summarily dealt with.
“Vehicles belonging to such motorists will be impounded and not released until after the Easter celebrations.
“I have deployed over 1,000 personnel that include regular and special marshals on the roads,” he said.
Ajayi also appealed to motorists to be safety conscious while on the highways and to cooperate with the road marshals.