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FRSC assures readiness to combat road traffic crashes

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SECTOR Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra State,  Andrew Kumapayi, has said  it would pay prompt attention to victims of road traffic crashes during, before and after the festive period.

  Corps Commander Kumapayi, who made this statement in his office while interacting with newsmen in Awka, revealed that the command has commenced the removal of all obstructions on the highway for free flow of traffic.

  He noted that the command is collaborating with the state Ministry of Health to ensure that adequate attention was given to road traffic victims.

  The Corps Commander pointed out some of the strategies lined up for the festive traffic control management including deployment of its personnel to all the local government Areas.

  Kumapayi also maintained that they would have a robust traffic control management in areas known for high vehicular movement as Onitsha, Awka, Ekwulobia, Nnewi, among others.

  He identified categories of vehicles involved in crashes in the state as mini busses and articulated vehicles assuring that they would not relent in their mandate through strict enforcement of road traffic rules and regulations.

  He also mentioned the goal set by the command this year  to reduce the rate of road accidents by 15 percent.

  In order to achieve the goal, the FRSC boss disclosed that the command normally conduct road audit every four months to enable them track down  black spots, potholes that need  government attention.

  He therefore appreciated both the state and federal Government for rehabilitating some failed roads in the area.

  Corps Commander Kumapayi while detailing some of their efforts and successes explained that the command has been able to create a camp in Nteje because of the hige rate of  accident in the area usually witnessed from Awka to Onitsha and had been able to deploy its personnel to the state, adding that it would go a long way in reducing the volume of traffic gridlock.

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