FRSC apprehends 45 vehicles for driver's licence violation on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it apprehended 45 vehicles for driver's licence violation within three and half hours on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Mr Ahmed Umar,  the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun told newsmen on Wednesday that the operation tagged "operation sting " was to ensure enforcement against speed limit violation. 

Umar decried the habit of driving without a valid licence, saying that driver's licence  was the only legal document that permitted anyone to drive on Nigerian roads.

The sector commander stated that recently there was an upsurge in road  crashes with some attendant fatalities. 

He noted that the Federal Government had  put the road in a very good shape , saying this made the drivers to indulge in excessive speeding which often resulted into crashes.

"We have apprehended 45 vehicles, we started this operation 8:30am in the morning, and at 12:00pm , we arrested 45 vehicles.

"As evidence by the logistics displays in this operation , we have the equipment for detecting the speed of an oncoming vehicle,  testing the alcohol blood level of the drivers and we have equipment to rescue. 

"The FRSC  has provided all the necessary devices to prevent these crashes and ours is to ensure that this mandate is enforced by enforcing speed limiting devices in all category of vehicles.

" And also to ensure that drivers use the right licence  to drive so this form the bases of our operation and their is no compromise," he said. 

The sector commander also stated that the FRSC had  taken proactive measures against the possible crashes in the  ember months.

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