The Nigerian Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) is charged with responsibilities for policymaking, organization and administration of road safety in Nigeria. Key to its operational success is its corps of marshals 0perating a three-tier system
a. First Tier (Regular marshals)
These uniformed men and women are in the employment of the Federal Road Safety Commission. They perform all duties assigned to them by the Corps including, and most especially, the reduction of road traffic accidents in Nigeria. They are the strongest and most visible arm of the Corps and are called Regular Marshals.
b. Second Tier (Special Marshals)
These are volunteers of proven integrity who have considerable interest and expertise in road safety. They do not wear uniforms but are empowered, like the Regular Marshals to arrest and prosecute traffic offenders, give lectures, offer research services and advise in their areas of professional competence. Called the Special Marshals, they primarily assist the regular marshals.
c. Third Tier (Road Safety Club)
Youths in schools and colleges are organized into road safety clubs at the primary, secondary, tertiary and National Youth service Corps (one-year compulsory service after university graduation) levels. Unlike the Regular and the Special Marshal, they do not patrol the highways. Rather, they are encouraged to imbibe road safety culture from an early age and demonstrate these in their school activities.
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has further developed road safety educational curricula for various grade levels and is presently working with the Ministry of Education to make it a national programme.
Published: 28 January 2007