Driving Licence: FRSC warns motorists against patronising quacks
Men of FRSC on duty
The Zonal Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone 2, Lagos, Mr Nseobong Akpabio, has warmed motorists in Ota and its environs to desist from patronising quacks when processing driving licence.
Akpabio disclosed this on Saturday at a stakeholderâ€™s forum organised by the corps in Ota.
According to him there are nine centres in Sango-Ota where original driving licence can be obtained.
He urged people to report cases of loss of driving licence to the nearest police station to prevent criminals from using the licence to commit crime.
Akpabio said the forum was part of steps taken to sensitise members of the public on speed violation and other related traffic laws offences to ensure safety of lives and property.
â€œSafety on our roads is a collective responsibility of everyone and the need to tell people to do the right thing in order to reduce road crashes,â€ he said.
The Zonal Commander said that the right attitude of members of the public could go a long way in reducing accidents on the roads.
He said there was the need for joint efforts and co-operation between the FRSC and other stakeholders in ensuring that lost of lives are reduced when crashes occurred.
He appealed to passengers to be active rather than being passive by asking questions and cautioning drivers when the need arise.
Earlier, Mr Leye Adegboyega, the Unit Commander of FRSC, Ota, said the business of safety on Nigerian roads required the attention of everyone.
Adegboyega said that road users needed to be reminded of the proper use of the roads, especially during the remaining ember months of the year.
He said that the meeting could not have come at a better time, in view of the year going to an end, with the expected increase in human and vehicular movement across the country.
Adegboyega said that subtle enforcement of speed-limiting device and safe to load programme, which seek to ensure that trucks and their drivers meet the minimum safety standard require before and after loading.
The Unit Commander added that there was an urgent need to continually improve synergy through collaborative efforts with other stakeholders.
In his remarks, Mr Fatayode Adegoke, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sango-Ota, said that there was also the need to intensify enforcement strategies to ensure safety on our roads.
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