FRSC ban the use of Google map on phones while driving
It has just been reported to us here on Naijauto, that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has prohibited the use of Google map on mobile phones while driving anywhere in Nigeria. This statement was made public recently by Mr. Ayuba Gora, who happens to be the FCT sector Commander of the agency.
Usage of Google map on mobile phones while driving is now an offence in Nigeria according to FRSC
The sector commander made this known last Wednesday at the 2019 inauguration of the Ember Months Campaign by the FRSC Lugbe Unit Command. To him, the law forbids drivers from making use of mobile device while driving, which could lead to fatal accident.
FRSC remind drivers to install speed limit devices
Gora also disclosed to motorists that the agency will soon start the massive enforcement of installation of devices that would limit speed. He however implored motorists, most especially commercial drivers, to install the device on their vehicles. Failure to adhere to this according to him will bring sanction.
FRSC believes the use of Google map on phone while driving could lead to serious road accidents
“We will embark on massive checks of vehicles without this device soon and arrest those that disconnect the devices from their vehicles.
“It is very important that all vehicles have the device installed.
“The required speed limit for commercial vehicles, even on the highways, should not exceed 90 km/hr for buses and taxis.
“By doing this today, we are simply reminding motorists that they must drive with care and observe traffic rules and regulations in order to make the job very easy for all of us.
“If you are arrested at this period, you will not just pay fines but must be taken for emotional evaluation test in the hospital to ascertain your mental fitness before we let you go,”
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Gora further urged the general public to dial 112 or 122 any time they observe strange behaviour from road users and in case of any road accident. He debunked rumour circulating around that the speed limit device spoils the engine of the vehicle. The only thing the device does is cutting the fuel supply whenever the driver attempts to overspeed.
Mr. Martins Ohiani, Lugbe Unit Commander, also made the known that it will be required of all drivers to adhere to traffic rules and regulations and refrain from overloading.
Mr. Abdullahi Diwa, Divisional traffic officer, Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Lugbe Division, urged the other enforcement agencies to collectively achieve greater results.
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