By Cliffsimeon Akalonu
The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) Lagos sector command is embarking on a one week-long clampdown on motorists with invalid and unregistered vehicle number plates.
In a statement E-signed by the FRSC Lagos Public Education Officer, RC Olabisi Sonusi, the Sector Commander, CC Olusegun Ogungbemide, stated that the Corps is aware of the increase in the number of motorists using invalid and unregistered number plates as well as the continuous use of old government number plates by private vehicle owners in the country.
Hence, the FRSC has commenced the special operation to stop this illegal act which has implication on security and totally contradicting reason for the unveiling of the new number plate regime by the Corps.
Speaking further, he said that the special operation will go along with mobile court sittings, for erring offenders especially those who produce such fake number plates in green colour to appear as if they are for Government vehicles with the intention of evading security checks and other possible privileges.
He also said all commands in Lagos and across the country are carrying out the special operation simultaneously.
The Lagos Sector Commander encouraged those with old number plates to change to the new number plate in line with the National Road Traffic regulation (NRTR).
He also used the opportunity to appeal to motorists to shun the use of illegal number plates and avoid being apprehended by the FRSC.