By Bennett Oghifo
It is mandatory for everybody to have licence to carry firearms and to drive a motor vehicle because both are deadly equipment.
Both are projectiles that kill if used willfully or when mishandled, that is the reason people required to use them, said Mr. Derek, a lead trainer with Ford Motor Company.
It is the same reason the Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi insists that every aspiring driver must go through the mill- from a certified driving school to show driving competence at an approved centre before being issued a licence by the FRSC.
Oyeyemi, who was special guest at the maiden training workshop of Nigeria Auto Journalist Association (NAJA), which held in Lagos, recently, said
To improve road safety through proper driver training and certification as well as enhance the integrity of the driver’s license being a vital national document, the Corps has embarked on measures at aligning the operations of Driving Schools in the Country through the DSSP.
He said, “
Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) involving Fleet Operators across the country in recent time have been on the rise. The Corps’ database shows that from January to June, 2016 alone about 183 cases were reported which resulted in 226 deaths, 760 people injured and the involvement of 2,326 persons in Fleet Operators’ related road mishaps.”
He said the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy (NRSS)
2014 –2018 has been approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and Endorsed by the National Economic Council-Roles of all Stakeholders have been clearly delineated, adding that implementation would soon commence.