FRSC to com­mence psy­cho­log­i­cal test on traf­fic of­fend­ers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

The Kano State Com­mand of the Fed­eral Road Safety Corps (FRSC) will com­mence psy­cho­log­i­cal test on traf­fic of­fend­ers with a view to de­ter­min­ing mo­torists’ men­tal abil­ity to drive safely.

A state­ment from the com­mand, signed by its Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Kabir Ibrahim Daura, said the ex­er­cise would en­sure that lives of the driv­ers and other road users were pro­tected.

The state­ment re­vealed that the fo­cus of the ex­er­cise would be on be­hav­ior pat­terns of rou­tine vi­o­la­tion of traf­fic rules, over­load­ing, use of mo­bile phone while driv­ing and traf­fic light and mark­ings dis­obe­di­ence.

“Any mo­torist who com­mits one or a mul­ti­ple of th­ese of­fences shall be rea­son­ably sus­pected to have is­sues re­quir­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal as­cer­tain­ment,” the state­ment said.

Photo: Felix Onig­binde

From left: Na­tional Com­mis­sioner and Chair­man Elec­tion and Party Mon­i­tor­ing Com­mit­tee, Prof. An­to­nia Sim­bine; Chair­man, In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC), Prof. Mah­mood Yakubu; and Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, In­ter-party Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, Chief Sam Eke; at a ca­pac­ity build­ing work­shop for lead­ers of po­lit­i­cal par­ties, or­gan­ised by INEC in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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