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The Federal Road Safety Corps is to draft 25,000 regular and special marshals nationwide for its special patrol during the forthcoming Sallah celebration.

The Corps Public Education Officer, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that 864 vehicles, 106 ambulances, 22 tow trucks and 266 motorcycles would also be involved in the exercise.

The aim, he said, was to ensure effective management of expected upsurge in human and vehicular traffic to mininise road accidents within the period.

Kazeem said, “We want to emphasise traffic control, traffic calming to ensure that the motoring public reach their destinations without any delay.

“We have about 200 mobile courts already set up to try errant drivers and we are emphasising on use of phone while driving, speed limiting device as it relates to commercial vehicle operators, overloading, lane indiscipline and obstruction.”