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FRSC cautions motorists against driving and using mobile devices - ITREALMS

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has cautioned motorists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure they set their mobile devices on drive-mood before commencement, reports 
FRSC also warned against the use of mobile devices for messaging, typing and listening to music with phone while on the wheel.

Mr Aliyu Ahmad, the Root Commander (RC) Lugbe, Unit Command, said this during the corps Easter Special Package Sensitisation Campaign on Sunday in Abuja.

The Easter Sensitisation Package was held at Province 15 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lugbe, FHA.

Ahmad said that the use of Google map was an offence on the road which attracted penalties, including psychological evaluation.

This, however brought some comments by members of the congregation, asking why FRSC would frown at the use of Google map.

Ahmad while explaining said it could only be used before the vehicle was in motion, insisting that the use of phone while driving is still a condemnable offence.

“We used to have challenges for some who park and claim they want to call. They must park off the shoulder, and not by the side of the road. This is festive period and there is massive movement of vehicle, so let’s try to avoid distractions on the road,” Ahmad said.

He also berated motorists for overloading of vehicles, describing it as gross violation of traffick rule.

On whether the FRSC has permitted overloading by taxis plying FCT, Ahmad said “we do not permit sitting of four fares at the back and two in the front”.

He said that some fares were also culpable, as they begged officers not to arrest the driver because they were not complaining.

1 comment:

Samantha Johnson said...

Using a mobile phone, whether hand-held or hands-free, is distracting and dangerous to any driver. Keep your focus on the road - turn your mobile phone off. Although using a hand-held mobile phone is now generally illegal in many developed countries, hands-free use is not. Driver distraction created by talking or text messaging or using a cell phone while driving is one of the prime reasons for motor vehicle accidents all over the world. It happens when a driver stops focusing on the road and diverts his attention toward something else. These distractions affect the ability of the drivers to intercept their environment which may lead to delays in response, which in turn might result in road accidents.

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