FRSC Lagos State commences operation show driver’s license, vehicle documents.Adunni Adetola
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Lagos State on Monday will begin ‘Operation Show Your Driver’s Licence and Vehicle licence’ phase II in the state.
In a press statement signed by the Lagos State Sector Commander of FRSC, Corps Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide on Sunday disclosed this in a statement in Lagos. He condemned how owners of vehicles, tricycle and bike riders ply the road without permit.
The Commander said, the first phase of the special patrol tagged “Operation Show your driver’s licence” shows that some motorists still drive without their valid driver’s licence while some don’t have at all.
Ogungbemide lamented that a high number of permanent driver’s licenses were yet to be picked in all driver’s licence stations in the state.
The FRSC hinted that defaulters will have their vehicles impounded until they provide genuine documents.
The commander said the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR) 2021, Regulation 67(1) states that any person driving a vehicle on any public road must be in possession of an original driver’s license.
He restated that “All vehicles impounded will not be released until they show evidence of having the documents.”
Regulation (2) also stated that “Any person who contravene the provision of regulation 67(1) of these regulation commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of #10,000.00 or to a term of 1 year imprisonment or to both”.
For motorists who drives without vehicle licence, he stressed that Regulation 67(3) states that “Any person driving a vehicle must be in possession of at least the photocopy of the vehicle particulars, and the original shall be provided to the appropriate authority within 24 hours if demanded”
while Regulations 67(4) “Any person who contravene the provisions of regulation 67(3) commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine of #3,000 or 6 months imprisonment or to both”
The sector commander cautioned all road users to ensure they obtain all necessary documents that qualified them to use the road. “A situation where drivers of vehicles, tricycle and Bike riders ply the road without licence is no more acceptable”.
He also admonished all motorists to maintain safe speed, avoid night travels so that they can always enjoy good road experience.