The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Friday, tasked its personnel to carry out their duty with human face and courtesy during the Eid-el-Kabir.
The FRSC Sector Commander in Enugu State, Mr Ogbonna Kalu, gave this charge on Friday while flagging off the Eid-el-Kabir Special Operation in the s tate.
Kalu said that the special operation would last for eight days, starting from Aug. 9 to Aug. 16, adding that the staff had been adequately deployed to their various duty posts.
He said that officers and men of the command must focus on advocacy, enlightenment and education while in their various posts on major roads in the state.
“The command will not condole any form of human right abuse or fighting with any motorist on your duty posts; if you have any challenge, call the command for advice or reinforcement.
“For any motorist you stop to enforce your operational mandate; please ensure that the motorist understands why you stopped him or her.
“Try to explain to them the implication of any violation for their safety and that of other road users’’ he said.
Kalu noted that law enforcement or booking should be the last option in order to ensure effective counselling of the traffic violator.
He said that the command would set up three traffic mobile courts along major road corridors; Enugu-Port Harcourt, Ninth Mile-Udi-Oji River and Obollo Afor-Nsukka-Enugu roads.
According to him, the operation will focus on failure to use or install speed limiters, overloading, driver’s licence violation, as well as lane indiscipline and dangerous driving.
“Other areas include; operating deficient vehicle, driving with expired, worn- out or not having spare tyre and any other life threatening violation on the road,’’ he said.
He listed the objectives of the operation to include: increase of FRSC visibility, public enlightenment on good road use and habit among motorists, curtailing re-occurrence of road crashes and provision of rescue services.
The Nigeria News Agency recalls that the commander had earlier deployed 798 marshals, comprising of 679 regular and 119 special marshals to major roads in the state for the special operation.
It also deployed 18 vehicles, which included 14 patrol vehicles and additional one vehicle expected from the headquarters; two trucks, one ambulance and one motorbike.