FRSC Vows to Withdraw Licences of Unruly Drivers

29th June 2024

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said it will henceforth revoke licences of recalcitrant drivers.

Corps Marshal, Shehu Mohammed, made this known on Friday in Abuja while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the 2024 Eid-el Kabir special patrol operations held between Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 23.

He said that the corps had realised, more than ever before, the increasing need for collective participation and collaboration of all stakeholders.

Mohammed also said the corps leveraged this as a necessary variable tool that would help in achieving the mileage recorded within the periods under consideration.

According to him, prominent amongst these activities was strengthening the on-going inter-agency Joint Task Force to mitigate the excesses of trailer drivers.

“Enforcing compliance on indiscriminate use of trailers to convey human beings.

“This also including aggressive public enlightenment, robust media engagement and aggressive advocacy campaigns carried out in motor parks across the Federation.

“Finally, there was also the identification and mapping of strategic routes across the country and effective deployment of appropriate personnel and logistics to cover them”, the corps marshall said.

The FRSC boss said that the corps had a robust engagement with the leadership of the various transport unions, and security agencies.

Mohammed said this included state fraffic management agencies and the FCT Department of Road Traffic Services.

He said: “All these were done to ensure that every stakeholder, both in the public and private sector, plays a cardinal role in entrenching safety on the highways.

“On the strength of the foregoing, may I bring to your notice that we have added to the conventional enforcement of traffic regulations on articulated vehicles.

“We have gone a step further by commencing prosecution of recalcitrant drivers through Mobile Court operations in the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT.

“Subsequently, more drastic measures, including suspension and withdrawal of the national driver’s license, will be carried out.”

Prior to the commencement of the year 2024 Sallah special patrol, the FRSC corps marshal had spoken on the mileage to achieve in bringing down the curve of road traffic crashes.

These included fatalities, injuries as well as traffic offenders on the nation’s highways.

Credit: NAN