FRSC begins ’ember months’ campaign
The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has threatened to sanction any hospital that refuses to attend to accident victims, especially during the ‘Ember Months’ (September to December) patrol.
The FRSC Benin Zonal Commanding Officer, ZCO, Nseobong Akpabio, said this in an interview on Monday, in Benin.
Mr. Akpabio, whose command comprises Edo, Delta and Anambra, said that the command had, on Friday, begun a 24-hour patrol code named “Operation Octopus’’, which would run for 15 days.
He explained that during this period, its officials would patrol three corridors prone to accident, to ensure that road users complied with traffic regulations.
He named the corridors to include the Benin-Asaba, Benin-Auchi and Onitsha-Owerri expressways. He added that FRSC officials were also expected to carry out aggressive public enlightenment in the areas where the expressways were located.
Mr. Akpabio said that trained FRSC medical personnel and five ambulances would be on standby to attend to emergency situations.
“And I want to say that FRSC will sanction any hospital that rejects and refuses to attend to accident victims,” he said.
The FRSC boss warned road users, especially motorists, to avoid seat belt violation, speeding and dangerous driving.
“We will set up mobile courts along these corridors to try erring motorists,” he affirmed.
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