The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Akwa Ibom state Sector Command has deployed no fewer than 687 personnel across the state to ensure safety on the roads during the Easter celebration.
The sector commander, Mr. Oga Ochi, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Uyo on Friday, warned drivers and all road users to avoid over-speeding.
Ochi said the Command was embarking on a nation-wide patrol tagged, “Easter Special Patrol” to ensure that road users obeyed all traffic rules and regulations to avoid road traffic crashes during the period.
He said: “We wish to alert the motoring public on the perceived road hazards associated with festive periods. The Easter period being a season of celebration is characterised by increased vehicular movement and human traffic as individuals travel for one event or another both within and outside the state.
“The Command hereby warns all road users to desist from any act capable of exposing them to traffic risks during this period. All are enjoined to obey traffic rules and regulations to avoid the occurrence of road traffic crashes.
“Critical offences such as over-speeding, dangerous driving, over-loading, route violation, lane indiscipline, use of phone while driving, drunk driving, mechanically deficient/ rickety vehicles, Violation of Covid-19 protocols among others will not be condoned by the Corps as erring offenders will be duly sanctioned.”