By Thompson Yamput
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Pankshin Unit Command says all are set to massively deploy its officers to man accident prone areas in Plateau Central Zone.
Mr Nnamdi Ikeh-Akabogu, Pankshin FRSC Unit Command, made the disclosure on Monday while briefing newsmen in Pankshin on the plans of the corps for the Christmas celebration.
“Our personnel will be massively deployed to some identified black spots along Mangu/ Pankshin, Pankshin/Chip, Pankshin/ Kanke, Pankshin/ Kanam, and Pankshin/ Langtan, during the Christmas period.
“The more dangerous spots are the Bwonpe-Chip snake road and the Pankshin-Amper snake and narrow roads.
“What we are trying to avoid is a situation whereby innocent lives will be subjected to untimely death due to recklessness of drivers on the highways.
“We are saddened by the preventable road crashes recorded in Plateau Central in recent times and desire to do our best at avoid such during this yuletide,’’ he said.
He said that the command and all Special Marshals of the unit would meet on Wednesday to come up with plans to mitigate road crashes during the festive period.
The unit commander said that the corps was working out a number of plans to ensure motoring of the roads for the safety of every road users, “especially at this period when people are always in a hurry“.
“As such, the command will leave no stone unturned to see that returnees and other motorists do not suffer undue stress this season, ’’ he said.
He warned motorists against over speeding and overloading, which said were some of the main factors that caused road crashes on the nation’s highways.
Ikeh-Akabogu said that the corps was working out ways it could arrest and promptly prosecute such offenders with severe penalties to serve as deterrent to others.
The unit commander said that the command would continue with its strategy on “enlightenment campaigns toward ensuring free flow of traffic on the highways.’’