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Thursday, February 25, 2016

FRSC to conducts psychiatric test for motorists in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has threatened to make psychiatric tests compulsory for motorists violating the rule on one-lane traffic in Anambra.

The Sector Commander of the Commission in the state, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday, in Awka.
He said that the traffic violators would soon start going for psychiatric tests if the existing penalties failed to serve as a deterrent.
“We have equally identified especially in Awka that one-way or counter-flow or road violation, whichever way you understand it is on the increase and because of that we have quickly engaged in robust enforcement to stop it.
“Anybody driving against traffic seems to have something wrong with him.
“So, we want to say that anybody caught in this act will not be spared because we don’t want to be carrying corpses and injured people on our roads.
“If the enforcement that we have put in place will not make effect, then we begin to introduce the issue of psychiatric check on drivers that are found committing this infraction.”
Ajayi also urged motorists to install the speed-limit device which has been introduced to check excessive speeding and curtail the spate of crashes.
The commander said that the April 1 deadline for motorists to install the devices in their vehicles remained sacrosanct while warning that enforcement would be total.
“Having realised that most of the crashes or more than 60 per cent of the crashes that occur on our roads is caused by over speeding, then the decision of the federal government to introduce Speed Limiter is a good one and we have already commenced advisory enforcement on it.
“By first of April 2016 the real enforcement will come, so we are using this opportunity again to remind the general motoring public, especially the fleet operators to get a vendor and begin to install speed limiter in their vehicles.”

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