The Delta Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Bassey Eshiet, says no fewer than 6,146 permanent driver’s licences have yet to be claimed by their owners in the state.
Eshiet made the revelation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba on Monday.
He decried the attitude of some motorists who processed driver’s licences and never bothered to collect them.
He called on those whose processed licences had not been collected to endeavour to do so before the end of April to avoid being sanctioned when caught.
“Operation show your legal evidence to drive on Nigerian highways will commence from May 1. The command is poised to get rid of unlicensed drivers from the highways in Delta State.
“Possession of a valid licence remains a major requirement for driving and the absence of it constitutes a traffic infraction and endangers the lives of road users.
“Defaulters risk N10,000 fine or six months’ imprisonment or both,” the sector commander said.
Eshiet noted that the processing of the driver’s licence took time to ensure efficiency and quality.
“To obtain a driver’s licence entails an applicant going through driving school and the proficiency test by Vehicle Inspection Officers.
“With that, defensive drivers can be produced to drive on our highways and safety can be ensured,” he said. (NAN)