Since 1988 till this present day FRSC (Federal Road Safety Corps) has been performing incredible activities on road safety and the safety regulations in Nigeria.
Before formation of this para-military agency there was no concrete and sustained policy making body to ventilate the road safety concerns. Earlier attempts by some states and other government agencies were isolated and uncoordinated.
However, with staff strength of about 18,000 men and officers, it would appear that the commission is currently overwhelmed with the task of keeping Nigerian roads safe. The official website of FRSC describes its activities in brief; for ex- making the highway safe for motorists and other road users, recommending works and devices designed to eliminate or minimize accidents on the highways and advising the Federal and State Governments including the Federal Capital Territory Administration and relevant governmental agencies on the localities where such works and devices are required, and educating motorists and members of the public on the importance of discipline on the highway.
Apart from all these activities FRSC has some other subsidiary works to contribute to the policy formation for road safety. For ensuring greater road safety and accountability this agency has introduced a programme called Driving School Standardization Programme (DSSP). At present, it could register 345 driving schools across the globe and out of the same 224 got certified. Training and it is believed that, such initiative is helpful for building national security.
Between January and June 2010, FRSC Ambulance Service Scheme had rescued 1,554 casualties. Within same period, FRSC reduced the rate of road traffic crashes nationwide by 51.27%, while deaths declined by 42.75% and injuries also decreased by 39.17%.(National Institute of Policy and Strategic studies; 2010).
Moreover, the members of the commission shall have authority to arrest and prosecute persons reasonably suspected of having committed any traffic offence. FRSC is really a friend in need and to justify this line one case study can be added. A person who horribly met with an accident and was almost close to death but it is the FRSC people only who rescued him and helped him. (Information Nigeria; 2017).
People of Nigeria can support FRSC through various means. Such as; reducing the speed of the vehicle, proper care of the technical parts, avoiding the drunken drive, obeying the traffic signals and indicators etc.
This all together will strengthen the work profile of FRSC.
Just a Call away!
FRSC Helpline- 122 or 7002255372
122 (Emergency Toll free Line)
0700- CALL – FRSC
0700 – 2255 – 3772
0807- 769 – 0362 (Text Messages Only)
This number can be shared among all the family members and friends. The queries can be reached to FRSC though emails (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they are divided into three heads (management team, Commands in North and South).