Lagos roads are expected to be busier and safer during the 2017 Christmas and New Year celebrations.

With 60 patrol vehicles, 1,500 regular marshals, 3,000 special marshals, 10 motorcyclists and two ambulances being deployed by the FRSC, road users should feel safe.

The Lagos State Sector Commander, FRSC, Hyginus Omeje, said on Thursday that the deployments are to curb crashes and prevent gridlock.

“During the festive period, we are not going to leave any stone unturned on all our routes in Lagos State.

“The corps will begin ‘Operation Zero’ with 60 patrol vehicles and we are setting up four camps in the state where our regular marshals can camp for 24 hours for prompt response to distress calls and emergencies.

“We will also evacuate the obstructions that can cause danger to motorists on highways.

“Instead of any motorist sleeping on the road as a result of gridlock on highways during the festivities, my men and I will be the ones to sleep on the road,” the sector commander said.

According to him, driving under the influence of alcohol has continued to pose a great risk on the highways and resulted in a significant percentage of recorded crashes.

“It is better to be late to your destination than to be the late,” Omeje said.


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