THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone 11, comprising Osun, Oyo and Ondo states has said about 9,484 drivers licenses were yet to be collected in the zone.
This was disclosed by the Zonal Commanding Officer of the Zone, Assistant Corps Marshall Meshach Jatau in an interview with newsmen in Osogbo.
Jatau noted that FRSC will soon commence a special operation tagged “Show Your License” to address the situation.
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The Zonal Commander said the special operation to be embarked upon would enable only licensed and authorised drivers/riders on roads in the South-West.
Speaking further, Jatau disclosed that the agency recorded decrease in road accidents in the zone during the last Eid-el-Fitr celebration, stating that there has been improvement in motorists’ driving habit.
He said: “We notice a drastic reduction of accidents with only 30 road accidents in the zone involving 206 persons and 13 deaths while our men rescued 101 others.
“The deaths occurred in six routes within the zone in which motorcycle riders were predominantly in the fatality.”
He said that the leverage provided by accredited driving schools to undertake 15 session training programme for all motorcycle and tricycle riders would enable them to be licensed.
“The training will further expose motorcycle and tricycle riders to the rudiments of safe riding habits, which would further reduce the frequency of occurrences of accidents.
“It will give them insights on the need to comply with road traffic laws and also improve safety practices on our roads.”