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9,484 drivers’ licenses not yet collected – FRSC

By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone 11, comprising Osun, Oyo and Ondo States has disclosed that about 9,484 drivers licenses were yet to be collected in the zone.

The Zonal Commanding Officer of the Zone, Assistant Corps Marshall Meshach Jatau, made the disclosure during an interview with newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun State capital .

Jatau stated that FRSC will soon commence a special operation tagged “Show Your License” to address the situation.

The Zonal Commander said the special operation to be embarked upon would enable only licensed and authorised drivers and riders on roads in South-West.

Speaking further, Jatau disclosed that the agency recorded decrease in road accidents in the zone during the last Eid-el-Fitr celebration, stating that there has been improvement in motorists’ driving habit.

His words, “We noticed a drastic reduction of accidents with only 30 road accidents in the zone involving 206 persons and 13 deaths while our men rescued 101 others.

“The deaths occurred in six routes within the zone, in which motorcycles’ riders were predominantly in the fatality.”

He disclosed that the leverage provided by accredited driving schools to undertake 15 session training programme for all motorcycles and tricycles’ riders would enable them to be licensed.

“The training will further expose motorcycles and tricycles’ riders to the rudiments of safe riding habits, which would further reduce the frequency of occurrences of accidents.

“It will give them insights on the need to comply with road traffic laws and also improve safety practices on our roads,” he said.

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