By Cliffsimeon Akalonu
The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Sector Command, on Wednesday says it will no longer smile at motorists driving with out the original driver license.
In a press statement signed by Route Commander Olabisi Sonu, the FRSC Lagos sector Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide; admonished motorists driving with temporary driver’s licence to go pick up their Permanent Driver’s Licence as there will be no excuses anymore.
Ogungbemide, decried the huge number of permanent driver’s licence lying fallow at various capturing centres, stating that the appeal had become necessary to offload all uncollected licences.
According to him, there are no fewer than 55,501 unclaimed permanent driver’s licence across the state.
“The Corps is currently making frantic efforts by phone calls to applicants as a form of encouragement towards picking up their Permanent Driver’s Licence” he said.
He said that the command would observe the responses of applicants, for few days before commencing operation, to clamp down on those still driving with the temporary driver’s licence.
He said the National Road Traffic Regulations 2012 Section 67 (1) states that “Any person driving a vehicle on any public road shall be in possession of an original driver’s licence but where the person is in possession of the photocopy of the original driver’s licence he shall within 24 hours produce the original driver’s licence to the appropriate authority if demanded”.
He reiterated that the command would not leave any stone unturned to sanitise the road from those who are not expected to use it, urged that motorists should be concerned about the very important driving documents.