Friday, November 23, 2012

FRSC to issue commercial drivers licence

Osita Chidoka, Corps Marshal, FRSC
For those who drive to make a living, one more thing to worry about. A new licence just for you is in the making. As from December 3, you will have to get it to escape the wrath of f FRSC.
And for those in Lagos, having this new licence does not save you from the wrath of LASTMA o! You must also get your your LASDRI certification.

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said its commercial drivers licence will be launched nationwide on December 3, 2012.

The Kaduna State Sector Commander, Olumide Michael Olagunju, disclosed this yesterday during a stakeholders’ forum in Kaduna.

According to him, the need to issue commercial drivers licence has become imperative following the rate of road crashes, some of which he said were as a result of unqualified commercial drivers who ply the roads. 

Olagunju said that for any driver to be issued the licence, he would have been made to go through medical certification to include, in particular, visual test and mental balance, among others, to ensure that the driver was medically fit to drive.

He warned, however, that upon the formal launching of the commercial drivers licence, any commercial driver who fails to get the licence would be sanctioned appropriately.

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