Sunday, 30 June 2013

Mobile phone usage while driving now attracts jail sentence - FRSC Boss, Mr. Osita Chidoka

The Federal Road Safety Commission ,FRSC, has announced that any person caught using the mobile phone, while driving, would no longer be fined but immediately taken to court and jailed.

Corps Marshal, FRSC, Mr. Osita Chidoka made this know at a press conference in Abuja saying that the new measure was part of a newly launched campaign to reduce the increased spate of road crashes on Nigerian roads. Other offences like speed driving, dangerous overtaking and overloading would equally attract court action instead of the usual fines.

Commercial bus drivers are now expected to install speed limit devices in their vehicles so they henceforth should not exceed 100km per hour.

National President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers,NURTW, however admitted that some drivers are guilty of the aforementioned leading to road accidents and crimes.

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