Google Map Usage is Traffic Offence—FRSC

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By Adedapo Adesanya

Drivers who make use of Google maps on their mobile phone devices while driving are committing a serious traffic offence, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has declared.

The Federal Capital Territory Sector Commander of the road agency, Mr Ayuba Gora, disclosed this at the inauguration of the 2019 Ember Months Campaign by Lugbe Unit Command of the FRSC in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to him, the law forbids motorists from using mobile phones in any form while driving as it can lead to accident. He also informed motorists that the corps would soon begin massive enforcement of installation of speed limiting devices.

Mr Gora then advised motorists, especially commercial vehicle operators, who had yet to install the device to do so to avoid sanction.

“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,” he said.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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