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No going back on enforcement of ban on expired tyres —FRSC

Takes ember month’s campaign to churches

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said, it will not back down on its enforcement of ban on expired tyres, because it is for the safety of motorists and travellers.

The Head of Operations, FRSC, Ogere Remo, Ogun State Unit, CRC Akinwunmi Olaluwoye, stated when he and his team took the ember months’ campaign to Christ Anglican Church, Ogere Remo, on Sunday.

He explained that it was in order to reduce the avoidable carnage on the roads, that FRSC made the theme of its road safety campaign “Crash the Crashes; Speed Kills.”

Olaluwoye advised motorists to ensure they buy new tyres, and properly check the manufacture date and year on such tyres.

According to him, the first two digits on a new tyre show the week of manufacture, while the last two digits indicate the year of production.

Responding to a question of obtaining and renewing driver’s licence, he said, the days when driver’s licence would be delivered to people in their homes had gone for good.

He said any applicant for a new driver’s licence or renewal of expired one would only get genuine licence if they had their fingerprint captured, at designated FRSC offices.

On the incessant traffic gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan Highway, he identified the state of disrepair of the road as a major cause, as well as broken down trucks which he said are always quickly towed by FRSC, to ensure free flow of vehicular traffic.

He explained that the resolve of the Corps, to contribute meaningfully to the revenue drive of the Federal Government, was responsible for the perception of officers and men of the corps, as people who turn down pleas.