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Okada, tricycle operators must obtain licences or face clampdown: FRSC

Commercial vehicle drivers were also advised to install speed limiting devices in their vehicles immediately.

• July 21, 2021

Commercial motorcycle and tricycle operators in Ebonyi State have been ordered to obtain their class ‘A’ licences.

The sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ebonyi, Anthony Okore, who gave the directive on Thursday, said the command would be decisive in enforcing the directive in the interest of the operators and passengers.

“Commercial vehicle drivers who are yet to install speed limiting devices in their vehicles are also advised to do so immediately.

“The state Board of Internal Revenue has more than 500 unclaimed licences. We advise the owners to claim them immediately,” he said.

The sector commander also spoke on the activities of the command to enforce road traffic rules during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

He said that 500 personnel of the command were deployed to several roads across the state to ensure an accident-free festivity in the state.

“The personnel include 333 regular marshals and 167 special marshals.

“We also provided over 10 operational vehicles and two ambulances to ensure the smooth discharge of our duties.

“The personnel would ensure free flow of traffic and prosecute erring motorists to ensure safer roads,” Mr Okore said.

He advised motorists to always obey traffic regulations, pointing out that only the living celebrate religious and social festivities.

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