At first, we found this update hilarious and ridiculous to us at Naijauto.com until we began to wonder; why do some Nigerian drivers like driving against traffic if they were truly in the right state of mind?
On Wednesday 17th of April 2019, the Ogun State Command of the FRSC (Federal Road Safety Commission) made a public statement that any motorist being caught driving against traffic will get himself/herself subjected to a compulsory paid psychiatric test.
Traffic offender will have to undergo a psychiatric test - FRSC
The Ogun State FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Clement Oladele made the above known to the public in an interview he had with NAN (News Agency of Nigeria) in Ota, Ogun State.
According to Mr Oladele, drivers caught driving against traffic especially during the Easter period will be charged and prosecuted for “dangerous driving” and be subjected to the initially stated medical test.
He also further stressed that all erring drivers will be made to pay a ₦50,000 fine or risk imprisonment for non-compliance. In his words, he said;
“FRSC is hereby warning motorists against such nefarious acts in order to check loss of lives and property”
Mr Oladele also claimed that the Ogun FRSC had already embarked on special patrol missions for the Easter periods in order to reduce the usual discomfort of motorists that travels during the Easter festival.
He also mentioned that the Ogun FRSC Command has liaised with Julius Berger Construction company to let open the barricaded section of the popular Lagos-Ibadan expressway for more vehicular movement during the festive period.
He further stressed that the FRSC personnel have been assigned to keep vigil at various strategic locations in the state to keep a check on the excesses of motorists all through the Easter celebrations.
Mr Oladele also implored motorists to try and maintain their vehicles as well as plan their journeys well ahead of the actual trips and should also refrain from late night travels.
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