The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Abuja, Sector Commander, Ayuba Gora, says using your phone google map app while driving is a serious traffic offence.
Gora revealed this on Wednesday at the just concluded inauguaration of the 2019 Ember months campaign by Lugbe unit command in Abuja.
Also, Gora noted that the corps would soon start enforcement of installation of speed limiting devices. He advised that motorists install the device to afford being fined and prosecuted.
Gora debunked speculations that the device damages car engine, saying it had nothing to do with engine but only cuts fuel supply during attempted speeding.
We will embark on massive checks of vehicles without this device soon and arrest those that disconnect the devices from their vehicles
It is very important that all vehicles have the device installed. 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 at 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 you go
According to Gora, the law forbids motorists from using mobile phones in any form while driving because it can lead to deadly accidents.
He urged the public to dial 122 or 112 in case they notice unusual behaviour by road users and in the event of an accident.