The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to launch the commercial drivers licence on the December 3, 2012 nationwide.
The Kaduna State Sector Commander, Olumide Michael Olagunju, disclosed this, yesterday, during a stakeholders’ forum in Kaduna.
According to him, the need to issue commercial drivers licence has become imperative following the rate of road crashes, some of which he said were as a result of unqualified commercial drivers who ply the roads.
Olagunju said that for any driver to be issued the licence, he would have been made to go through medical certification to include, in particular, visual test, mental balance among others to ensure that the driver was medically fit to drive.
He warned, however, that upon the formal launching of the commercial drivers licence, any commercial driver who fails to get the licence would be sanctioned appropriately.
“Those found with any medical challenges that would pose a problem to himself and other road users would have their licences seized until such a person was found medically fit to drive.
Meanwhile, the sector has also embarked on a robust 2012 ember months’ campaign and rally to sensitise the public on safe driving attitude.