Mr Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday that the operation would involve massive sensitisation campaign ahead of the corps’ annual “Special Patrol’’.
He said “to achieve this, we have deployed public enlightenment teams to motor parks, Churches, Mosques, town hall meetings and we will use motorcade for awareness where possible.
“From the 2020 review, the corps realised that night travels are prevalent during this time (ember months) with overwhelming negative results.
“As such, the corps will deploy energy to discourage people from indulging in these deadly road use behaviour (night travels and speeding).’’
Kazeem said that the corps would use Special Marshals, first responders, celebrities, traditional rulers and involve road safety clubs for the special operation in view of the COVID-19 travel advisory.
Kazeem said during the exercise, visual acuity test/screening for drivers would be conducted as well as free safety checks on vehicles. (NAN)