The Federal Road Safety Commission in Niger on Wednesday announced the deployment of 358 personnel on a 24-hour patrol of federal highways for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Mr Yusuf Garba who is the sector commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that the command also deployed 10 patrol vehicles, two ambulances and one tow truck.
Garba said that the command had intensified efforts in monitoring the conduct of road users to check road crashes, before, during and after the festive season. The sector commander also advice motorists to desist from indiscriminate parking, overloading as well as dangerous driving as offenders will be seriously dealt with.
“Our primary concern is to prevent road crashes by mobilising road users to desist from dangerous driving, especially overtaking in sharp bends, among others,” he said.
He warmed parents against allowing underage on wheel as anyone found wanting would be dealt with, he further disclosed that the commission is partnering with the NURTW on a sensitization exercise to enlightened the public on the dangers of making calls while driving,