FRSC vows to clamp down on driver’s license violators, speed limiting devices

FRSC vows to clamp down on driver’s license violators, speed limiting devices

  • The Federal Road Safety Corps has vowed to commence maximum inspection of drivers in Nigeria over licenses
  • Also, it vowed to prosecute drivers who failed to install speed limiting devices in their vehicles despite repeated warnings
  • Going further, the FRSC who lamented incidences of fatal crashes on the nation's highways blamed it on the speed limiting devices

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Drivers with no licenses on Nigerian roads will start having a tough time according to the Federal Road Safety Corps.

The FRSC said it will start clamping down on driver’s license violators and also vehicles without speed limiting devices.

Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, issued the order in reaction to the rising cases of speed-related road crashes and fatalities.

Driver’s license violators have been warned by the FRSC.
FRSC has vowed to clamp down on driver’s license violators. Photo: FRSC
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He made this known in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem.

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He said:

“The Corps Marshal expressed dismay over continuing incidents of fatal crashes caused by speed violation with most of the drivers failing to install speed limiting devices in their vehicles despite repeated warnings. This, he said, is unacceptable to the FRSC Management and decision has been taken to clampdown on such recalcitrant violators who must be subjected to the fullest sanctions provided by law to serve as deterrence for others.”

Gridlock as taxi drivers protest illegal VIO charges

Meanwhile, reported that commuters in the nation's capital, Abuja on Monday, July 12, woke up to a protest by a group of taxi drivers.

The drivers took to the streets over what they described as alleged harassment and collection of illegal levies by officials of the Vehicle Inspection Office.

The protesters who carried placards with various inscriptions gathered at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, called for an end to the VIO task force.

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Steps taken against illegal taxi drivers in Abuja

Earlier, Comrade Shehu Shugabi Yar'adua, the president of painted Abuja Taxi, revealed steps taken by the union to address the incessant cases of illegal drivers in the Federal Capital Territory.

Comrade Yar'adua made the disclosure to on Wednesday, January 6, as the union signed a partnership with a ride-hailing app soon to be launched in Abuja.

He said steps have been taken to address the influx of alien drivers into Abuja which has heightened insecurity in the city, including the notorious 'one chance' operators.

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NIN now a requirement for processing driver’s license

Meanwhile, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has mandated the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for the processing of driver’s license.

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The agency made the announcement recently in a statement posted on its social media pages and signed by an Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem.

Stressing that there would be no waiver for anyone, Kazeem emphasised the need for a harmonised database of all citizens and described it as critical to resolving security challenges in the country.


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