The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Lagos State has begun Operation Show Your Driver’s Licence and Vehicle documents to checkmate the spate of accidents, especially truck-related crashes and fatalities in the state.
The Lagos State Sector Commander of FRSC, Corps Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide disclosed this in a statement signed by RC Olabisi Sonusi, Sector Public Education Officer Lagos.
The FRSC Lagos Sector Commander, Ogungbemide, decried the spate of crashes and fatalities linked to articulated vehicles in the state.
According to him, some of the crashes are preventable, if drivers have been more careful and patient on the roads.
“With the recent increase in the accidents involving articulated vehicles in the state, there is the need for all drivers to be handy with their Drivers licence and valid vehicle papers as the command begins Operation Show Your Driver’s Licence and Vehicle licences and we will not tolerate any form of non-compliance.
As part of the ember month campaign, “the operation starts immediately”.
With the recent upsurge in crashes involving trucks calls for concern on the level of professionalism of such drivers, hence, the need to check these documents.
He noted that “All vehicles impounded will not be released until they show evidence of having the documents.”
The sector commander cautioned all road users to ensure they obtain all necessary documents that qualified them to use the road. Anyone caught without valid documents on the road will be sanctioned according to the law.
He also admonished all motorists to drive safely, stay safe and remember that we are in the member month and that all lives must be preserved during and after this period.