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2019 Eid -El-Fitri Sallah Special Patrol Operations by FRSC Ogun State Command

2019 EID- EL FITR  SALLAH SPECIAL PATROL OPERATIONS  BY THE FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CORPS OGUN STATE SECTOR COMMAND.   


PRESS RELEASE ON NEED TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL WHILE DRIVING ALONG THE LAGOS  – IBADAN EXPRESSWAY, ESPECIALLY WITHIN THE CONTRUCTION  ZONES  WHERE TRAFFIC IS DIVERTED AND CARRIAGEWAY LANES ARE  NARROWED 


The Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Sector Command have commenced the 2019 EID-EL FITR  Special Patrol Operations from  Friday 31 May  to Sunday 09 June, 2019 .

The Special Patrol Operations will focus on, Excessive Speed; Dangerous Driving; Wrongful Overtaking; Lane Indiscipline; Use of Phone while Driving; Seat Belt Violation; Overloading Violation; Tyre Violation (expired/ substandard) as well as Speed Limiting Devise Violation and Passenger’s Manifest Violation by commercial vehicles.  


PERSONNEL DEPLOYMENT: A total of one thousand five hundred (1,500) personnel comprising Regular and Special Marshals have been deployed to oversee traffic activities on the  highways in Ogun State especially along the Expressways of Lagos –  Ibadan; Sagamu –  Ijebu Ode ; Abeokuta  – Sagamu ; and Abeokuta – Ifo – Sango – Ota – Lagos Expressways. Other  corridors being focused are the Abeokuta – Ibadan and Ota – Idiroko International Corridors.


OPERATIONAL EQUIPMENTS DEPLOYED :The under listed Operational  Equipments have been provided to ensure desired impact on the entire stretch of highways in Ogun State. (a) 25 patrol vehicles .  (b) 3 life –  support Ambulances. ( c) 3 patrol motor bikes.   (d) 1 heavy duty tow Truck. 


TRAFFIC CONTROL AREAS: Traffic Control Areas by FRSC personnel have been set up to ensure easy interventions to traffic distress from the boundaries of Ogun State with neighbouring States of Lagos, Oyo and Ondo States. Traffic Control Areas have also been established at Mowe , Sagamu, Ogere , Ogunmakin , IJebu Ode  ,Ifo , Ota and Abeokuta. 
In addition, all the FRSC’s Road Side Emergency Clinics and Ambulances Points at ITORI; SAGAMU; IJEBU ODE and OGUNMAKIN will operate 24 hours Rescue Operations throughout the duration of the Special Patrol.     
The FRSC Ogun State Command have also  embarked on aggressive Public Enlightenment Campaigns at the various Motor Parks and Religious Institutions across the State.


Motorists traveling during this period to celebrate with their loved ones are advised to be extra careful while travelling and should pay special attention to Construction Areas where overtaking is prohibited and maximum speed is  pegged at 50km per hour.


 It is important to particularly note construction zones  where traffic is diverted especially at the 5km stretch of road between  Fidiwo ( around OgunMakin /Alapako ) and Ogere , as well as  the 5km stretch of road between Car Park C at Mowe and Oremeji up to Kara / Ibafo, which are all situated on the ever busy  Lagos  – Ibadan Expressway.


 Equally of note is IYANA ILOGBO/ OWODE along the Abeokuta  – Ota – Lagos Corridor, currently undergoing rehabilitation with traffic also  diverted within that area.
The FRSC frowns at any motorist travelling at speed beyond 50km per hour or overtaking at designated construction zones, as these construction zones, where traffic are diverted, albeit their very short distances, have been responsible for about half of the road traffic deaths in Ogun State this year.
 Accordingly, motorists arrested for contravening construction zones regulations during this period may be impounded till after the yelutide.


The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, has appealed to motorists to demonstrate the reason of this season by showing love to fellow road users by obeying traffic rules, to arrive home safely, and celebrate with their loved ones. He has  therefore warned that any motorist apprehended flouting traffic rules, especially construction zones violations,  would  be treated as driving dangerously and risk being issued ticket for fifty thousand (N50,000) naira fines or outrightly prosecuted.   

or overtaking at designated construction zones, as these construction zones, where traffic are diverted, albeit their very short distances, have been responsible for about half of the road traffic deaths in Ogun State this year.
 Accordingly, motorists arrested for contravening construction zones regulations during this period may be impounded till after the yelutide.
The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, has appealed to motorists to demonstrate the reason of this season by showing love to fellow road users by obeying traffic rules, to arrive home safely, and celebrate with their loved ones. He has  therefore warned that any motorist apprehended flouting traffic rules, especially construction zones violations,  would  be treated as driving dangerously and risk being issued ticket for fifty thousand (N50,000) naira fines or outrightly prosecuted.     

FRSC EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER  The motoring public can contact the FRSC toll free number, 122  in case of traffic emergency.



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