The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector
Command, says defaulting motorists run the risk of being
fined N10, 000 as it begins a special patrol code-named
“Operation Show Your Driver’s Licence” on Monday.
The State Sector Commander, Mr Hyginus Omeje, made this
known in a statement on Wednesday, signed by the
Sector’s Head of Public Education, Superintendent Route
Commander (SRC) Florence Edor.
Omeje said that the two-week special patrol was aimed at
reducing the high incidents of motorists driving without
valid driver’s licence in the state, as most motorists who
apply for licence never care to go back to the licensing
offices to collect their permanent licence.
“We are starting our patrol operation by May 20, as we
have 64,468 uncollected permanent driver’s licence across
the state,” he said.
The sector commander expressed dissatisfaction over the
attitude of some motorists driving without a valid licence.
According to him, it is the only legal document that permits
anyone to drive on Nigerian roads.
He said that if a defaulter could not produce his licence
within 24 hours, he is liable to a fine.