The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned Nigerians, particularly persons handling the vehicle steering, against using Google Map on phones while driving, noting that such an act constitutes a serious traffic offence.
Ayuba Gora, the FCT Sector Commander of the FRSC, stated this at the inauguration of the 2019 Ember Months Campaign by Lugbe Unit Command of the FRSC in Abuja on Wednesday.
Mr Gora explained that the law prohibits drivers from using mobile phones in any form while driving, warning that it could lead to an accident.
He also informed motorists that the corps would soon begin massive enforcement of installation of speed limiting devices.
Mr Gora advised motorists, especially commercial vehicle operators, who are yet to install the device to do so to avoid being arrested.
“We will embark on massive checks of vehicles without this device soon and arrest those that disconnected the devices from their vehicles.
“It is very important that all vehicles should have the device installed in their vehicles.
“The required speed limit for commercial vehicles even on the highways should not exceed 90 km/hr for buses and taxis.
“By doing this today, we are simply reminding motorists that they must drive with care and observe traffic rules and regulations in order to make the job very easy for all of us.
“If you are arrested this period, you will not just pay fines but must be taken for emotional evaluation test in the hospital to ascertain your mental fitness before we let go,” he said.
Mr Gora debunked rumors that the speed limit device damages car engine, saying it had nothing to do with the
engine, but only cut fuel supply during attempted speeding.
He also urged the public not to hesitate in dialing 122 or 112 whenever they notice strange behaviors by road users and in the event of an accident.