The Federal Road Safety Corps has said it will rely on modern technology to enhance its operations and reduce traffic accidents in the country.
The FRSC said it had invested on technology with 345 V-SAT installed to ensure inter-connectivity in its daily operations. It also said it had created a database of drivers, vehicles, road crashes and an offenders’ list.
FRSC Corps Marshall, Osita Chidoka, said this at a press briefing to mark the silver jubilee of the corps in Abuja on Wednesday. Chidoka said that the corps would explore close circuit television being installed in the country to detect over-speeding and dangerous driving on the roads.
He lauded the states for setting up traffic management outfits and called on them to partner with the FRSC and share its resources for better road safety in the country.
Chidoka said the next 25 years would be critical for the corps as the world confronts the Millennium Development Goals, climate change, population growth and urbanisation, adding that the FRSC would focus on improving drivers training, increasing capacity for vehicle inspection and ensuring road furniture on the roads.
“Electronic ticketing, online verification of driver’s license, number plate and driver’s record will become routine tasks available to end users,” the corps marshall stated.