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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

FRSC To Begin Psychiatric Tests For Traffic Offenders

The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) has said that it will commence enforcement of psychiatric tests on traffic law offenders in the country with effect from July 1, 2017.

The Corps Marshal , Dr Boboye Oyeyemi , stated this at the opening of a five - day training programme for 22 FRSC officials on traffic safety for non- motorised transportation in Abuja on Monday.

According to a statement by Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Oyeyemi said the test would focus on four areas of violations including use of phone while driving, traffic light and route violations as well as dangerous driving.

The move, according to him, was necessitated by continued violations in the identified four areas despite efforts by the corps to change the behaviour of motorists through education and enforcement.

Oyeyemi said, “We are worried about the continuous use of phone while driving, traffic light violations, route violations and dangerous driving.

“We have invited the commanding officers for a strategic session on Friday. We will give them full directives to resume the referral of all these classes of offenders to various government hospitals for check of their mental state.

“I think it is an act of irresponsibility for somebody to be driving and be using phone or for a traffic light to stop you and you are jumping the line.

“It means something is wrong with your mental faculty. So, there is need to examine this, to really check whether you are fit to drive, whether you have the mental capability.

“The offender will bear the cost. When they confirm that he is fit, then he will go for retraining programme and pay the fine. ”

He argued that the purpose of the
mental examination for offenders was not to generate revenue but to engender attitudinal change.

“Fine is not the issue ; the issue is we need a positive attitudinal change of Nigeria. We cannot continue to be having fatal crashes due to traffic light violations, people jumping the traffic lights, I think it is crass irresponsibility, ” the Corps Marshal stated.

He stated that the FRSC was empowered by its enabling act to undertake the proposed psychiatric examination .
He added, “The Act (FRSC Establishment Act ) is very clear on this. You can challenge it. People have been challenging the act , and that is the beauty of democracy.

-Culled from Punch


  1. Oshisko

    I am alive today, because GOD kept me

    Olowogbogboro dey my case

    Good morning @BVN


  2. I'm very curious to see what the test entails

  3. This is really funny. See long process. Good one even though I am very guilty of the two. Anyhoo, will prolly be forced to adjust at this point inorder to avoid going for test at all times biko. Kikikikikiki

  4. Lol. my mind just went to the post instablog made on sunday about a certain BRT driver who was obviosly high on Oshogbo weed. He asked his ticketter "where are we going sef?" after taking the passengers round Lagos. The look on his face was epic. Nce One FRSC

  5. This won't solve it bro..

    If I may ask you,, will yo7 arrest any military man who commit dsame offence with an ordinary man?

    Let's just focus on something better than this pls

    Mc pinky

  6. Stifles laugh @ the headlines.
    Very funny headlineπŸ˜‚

    There are some behaviour someone wil exhibit and no one needs to be told they need psychiatric evaluations.

    It's a welcome development because there are some rascal behaviour some motorists exhibit and u can't help but doubt their sanity.
    Esp all those bus drivers. Some of them Always cursing like mentally challenged people.

    1. Nwuye G, anam ekene!πŸ™‹ Dont you beat traffic light sometimes or use phone while driving ne?πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ Majority are guilty sha. Its just to strictly adjust and follow the rules.

  7. A step in the right direction, but I don't see how visible that'll be in Nigeria.

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  8. They need to evaluate some people because of their outrageous attitude.

  9. Replies
    1. Hahahaha! No be hide o! Follow the rules.😜

  10. Especially this lagos, I bet alot of people will be found mentally unstable to drive.

  11. That's a grt move esp in danfo drivers their own misbehaviour is on top notch


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