Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in Ebonyi State has said that drivers without licences pose the greatest risk to road users.
According FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr. Charles Aborchi, motorists without licenses are not supposed to drive on the roads, as they pose the greatest risk to other road users.
“In situations where the legal system takes its full course such culprits are penalised because it is unlawful to drive without licenses. Unfortunately, the system in the society allows such culprits to go free because lawyers are impatient and the culprits’ plea or immediate settlement is accepted,” he said.
The sector commander, therefore, advised motorists, to visit the Board of Internal Revenue, BIR, office to source valid driver’s licences.
“You should not patronise touts who make a living from issuing invalid or fake drivers’ licences to unsuspecting motorists. The new method of procuring the licences requires that the driver personally visits the BIR office or download relevant information about the licences from the internet,” he explained.
He also warned articulated vehicle drivers of dangerous driving, especially not adhering to his officers’ commands to stop for checks on the roads.
“We recently fined an articulated vehicle driver N80, 000 for not stopping when ordered to stop by our officers, as he also hit another articulated vehicle when military personnel assisted us in intercepting him.
The President, Ebonyi Articulated Vehicle Drivers Union, Mr. Sunday Nwode, commended the FRSC for the interaction, noting that the commission had reduced the rate of road accidents in the state.
“Up to 80 per cent of road carnages used to involve our members, but since the beginning of the year, the rate had reduced to an insignificant 15 per cent,” he said.

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