The use of Google map on mobile devices to aid driving is a serious traffic offence, says the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) of Nigeria.
This latest disclosure was made by the FCT Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Ayuba Gora, at an event in Abuja.
Gora, who made this statement at the inauguration of the 2019 Ember Months Campaign by Lugbe Unit Command of the FRSC in Abuja on Wednesday, said the law forbids motorists from using mobile phones in any form while driving, as it can lead to accidents.
“If you are arrested 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 go,” the top FRSC official said.
Gora also took the opportunity to inform motorists that the corps would soon begin massive enforcement of installation of speed limiting devices.
“We will embark on massive checks of vehicles without this device soon and arrest those that disconnected the devices from their vehicles.
“It is very important that all vehicles should have the device installed in their vehicles.
“The required speed limit for commercial vehicles even on the highways should not exceed 90 km/hr for buses and taxis,” he added.