FRSC enforces use of new drivers’ license, number plates by 1 July



frscBy Abdallah el-Kurebe

The Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) is set to enforce the use of new driver’s licence and number plates from 1st July 2014.

Mr Augustine Aipoh, Assistant Corps in charge of Administration and Strategy, disclosed in Sokoto on Monday that the deadline for motorists to procure the new vehicle documents expire by June 30.

According to him, “Subsequently, the enforcement of their use nationwide will be from July 1.”

Aipoh explained that the penalties for the violation of the new rule from July 1st, include a fine of N10,000 for driving without the new driver’s licence and N3,000 fine for driving without the new number plate.

With the introduction of the new driver’s licence and number plate, Aipoh further explained, the Corps plans to create a new central database for the nation’s security agencies. “This will enhance the security of lives and properties in the country because the security agencies and the citizens can easily access the Corps’ portal and verify the authenticity of the new driver’s licence and number plate.”

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