Onitsha (Anambra)- The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says it is anticipating 38 per cent increase in vehicular movement during the New Year festivities along Anambra, Delta and Edo corridors.
The Zonal Commander of the commission in charge of zone 5, Mr Charles Akpabio, said this in an interview with newsmen  in Onitsha, Anambra.
He said that the commission had strategised to intensify patrol on major roads from the eve of the New Year to monitor movement of vehicles.
Akpabio, who oversees Anambra, Delta and Edo states, however, assured that “no motorist will spend a night on any road in the country’’ as more personnel and logistics were being deployed on major roads across the country.
“Our preparedness for the remaining part of the exercise is high. We want to assure the public that after the Christmas period, we want to sustain even more than we gained prior to Christmas.
“For the New Year, I have charged the officers and men to brace-up for the influx of vehicular traffic on our (road) corridors.
“We know quite well that we are expecting about 38 per cent increase in volume of traffic on the roads compared to what we witnessed during the Christmas period.
“But those that couldn’t travel during the Christmas may likely want to go home during the New Year.
“So, all our officers and men have been on alert to ensure that we maintain accident-free New Year celebration.’’
The zonal commander advised motorists to make their vehicles road-worthy before embarking on journeys; while maintaining lane discipline as they drive on the road.
He reminded motorists of mobile courts on road corridors, adding that the commission would not tolerate abuse of traffic rules and regulations.

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