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FRSC vows to withdraw licences of unruly drivers

The Federal Road Safety Corps has mentioned it might henceforth revoke the motive force’s licences of recalcitrant drivers.

Corps Marshal, Shehu Mohammed, made this identified on Friday in Abuja whereas addressing newsmen on the end result of the 2024 Eid-el Kabir Special Patrol Operations held between Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 23.

He mentioned that the Corps had realised greater than ever earlier than the growing want for collective participation and collaboration of all stakeholders.

Mohammed additionally mentioned the Corps leveraged this as a mandatory variable device that might assist in reaching the mileage recorded inside the intervals into account.

According to him, distinguished amongst these actions are strengthened ongoing Inter-agency Joint Task Force to mitigate the excesses of trailer drivers.

He mentioned, “Enforcing compliance on indiscriminate use of trailers to convey human beings.

“This additionally together with aggressive public enlightenment, strong media engagement and aggressive advocacy campaigns carried out in motor parks throughout the Federation.

“Finally, there was also the identification and mapping of strategic routes across the country and effective deployment of appropriate personnel and logistics to cover them.”

The FRSC boss mentioned that the Corps had a strong engagement with the management of the assorted Transport Unions, and Security Agencies.

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Mohammed mentioned this included State Traffic Management Agencies and the FCT Department of Road Traffic Services.

He mentioned, “All these have been performed to make sure that each stakeholder, each in the private and non-private sector, performs a cardinal position in entrenching security on the highways.

“On the power of the foregoing, might I carry to your discover that we have now added to the traditional enforcement of site visitors laws on articulated automobiles.

“We have gone a step additional by commencing prosecution of recalcitrant drivers by way of Mobile Court operations within the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT.

“Subsequently, more drastic measures, including suspension and withdrawal of the national driver’s license, will be carried out.”

Prior to the graduation of the yr 2024 Sallah particular patrol, the FRSC Corps Marshal had spoken on the mileage to attain in bringing down the curve of highway site visitors crashes.

These embody fatalities, accidents in addition to site visitors offenders on the nation’s highways.

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