The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, has asked motorists driving with temporary driver’s licenses to pick up their Permanent License.
Ogungbemide, who decried the huge number of permanent driver’s licenses lying fallow at various capturing centers, said the appeal had become necessary to discharge all uncollected licenses.
A statement from the FRSC says there are no fewer than 55,501 unclaimed permanent driver’s licence across the state.
“The Corps is currently making frantic efforts by phone calls to applicants as a form of encouragement towards picking up their Permanent Driver’s license. The command would observe the responses of applicants for few days before commencing operation to clamp down on those still driving with the temporary driver’s license.” The statement read.
According to Corps Sector Commander the National Road Traffic Regulations 2012 Section 67 (1) states that “Any person driving a vehicle on any public road shall be in possession of an original driver’s license but where the person is in possession of the photocopy of the original driver’s license he shall within 24 hours produce the original driver’s license to the appropriate authority if demanded”.
He reiterated the command’s commitment to keep the roads free from those who are not expected to use it.