Tough times awaits tricycles, motorcycles without drivers licence

8 total views, 1 views today

The Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) last Monday started a clamp down on motorcycles and tricycles operating without number plates and their drivers operating without the class “A” driver’s license.

The move is in ursuant to the need to curb the growing rate of crimes and crashes associated with motorcycles and tricycles and the quest to improve upon the existing National Drivers and Vehicles Database.

Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi said the clampdown order on riders of motorcycles and tricycles without class A rider licence is in tandem with the provisions of Section 10 Sub Section 4(h) and (i)of the FRSC (Establishment) Act, 2007.

In order to ensure an easy process of acquisition of the number plates and the Class “A” Drivers license, the Corps Marshal has notified Motor Licensing Authorities (MLAs) across the country to make the processes less cumbersome for applicants so that motorcycle and tricycle operators can have a smooth and hitch free process of acquisition of the Uniform Licensing Scheme Products.

According to him, applicants who desire to acquire fresh class “A” License must first present themselves for driving test at the Vehicle Inspection Office before advancing to the capturing unit for continuation of the process.

On the reason for the clamp down on August 1, 2019, Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC spokesman said the Corps is not ready to take excuses any more as far as Class ‘A’ License and number plate registration are concerned.

Accordingly, “All tricycle and motorcycle operators must be licensed before they could be allowed to operate so as to enhance established processes for fishing out untrained and unqualified drivers on the roads.

He said that the growing reports of crimes associated with motorcycles and tricycles has made the clampdown imperative so that the successes already recorded by the … Read More...