Road Safety to begin ‘Operation Show Your Driver’s Licence’ Monday.
The Federal Road Safety Corps has announced a special patrol, tagged ‘Operation Show Your Driver’s Licence’ to arrest some defaulting motorists without a driver’s licence.
The operation is expected to kicked off on Monday, May 20, 2019.
The fine, according to the Lagos command of the agency, would be N10,000.
Hyginus Omeje, the State Sector Command, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, signed by the Sector’s Head of Public Education, Superintendent Route Commander (SRC) Florence Edor.
Omeje said that the two-week special patrol was aimed at reducing the high incidents of motorists driving without valid driver’s licence in the state, as most motorists who apply for licence never care to go back to the licensing offices to collect their permanent licence.
“We are starting our patrol operation by May 20, as we have 64,468 uncollected permanent driver’s licence across the state,” he said.
Omeje further expressed displeasure over the attitude of some motorists driving without a valid licence.
According to him, it is the only legal document that permits anyone to drive on Nigerian roads.
“If a defaulter could not produce his licence within 24 hours, he is liable to a fine,” he added.