FRSC Advises Motorists On Early Renewal Of licences

FRSC Advises Motorists On Early Renewal Of licences

The Omu-Aran Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission has advised motorists to renewed their license before the expiry date to avoid going through pre-registration procedures.

Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria in Omu-Aran, Kwara State on Wednesday that the advice became necessary to avoid unnecessary difficulties being encountered in licence renewal.

He observed that many motorists, unaware of the rules, would wait till the last expiry date of the licences before going for renewal.

“There is no need for a driver who wants to renew his or her drivers’ licence to spend the whole day in our office except when such licence had expired.

“So, in that circumstance, a driver with an expired driver’s licence will have to go through the pre-registration procedures like medical tests, etc. In order to avoid such delays, a prospective applicant should not wait for the last day before going for such renewal,” he said.

Mohammed said the newly launched commercial drivers’ licence was to make the particulars conform to an acceptable standard with added security features.

He said it was now mandatory for applicant for commercial drivers’ licence to go through an approved government-licensed driving school to be eligible.

Mohammed commended the Federal Government, especially the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency for the ongoing “Operation-Zero Tolerance to Potholes” rehabilitation project on federal highways nationwide.

“The project is a timely intervention, particularly as it is being executed ahead of the Christmas and New year festivities to reduce the incessant road crashes,” he added.

The Chairman, Omu-Aran branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Mr. Niyi Ijoko, pledged the union’s commitment to the exercise.

“We are already educating and enlightening our members to the need to take the issue with all the seriousness it deserved for the benefit of all,” he said.

The Chairman, Omu-Aran Express, Mr. Ayo Lawal, described the new commercial driver’s licence by FRSC as a good step toward ensuring reduction of road crashes.

Lawal, who is also the manager of Omu-Aran Microfinance Bank, said the process would also ease issuance of licences to “all commoners.”



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