FRSC to subject traffic offenders to psychiatric test from July 1 ―Corps Marshal
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has disclosed that from July 1 this year all traffic offenders caught would be subjected to psychiatric examination to determine their mental wellness.
He listed such offences to include: “use of phone while driving, route violation, traffic light violation and dangerous driving as well as overloading.”
According to him, “such offenders shall have their driver’s licenses withdrawn pending confirmation of their sanity or otherwise.”
The FRSC boss in a notice to that effect made to the Nigerian Tribune in Abuja yesterday said that, “arising from observed aggravating crashes and disobedience to road traffic laws and regulation, beginning from 1 July, 2017, the following life threatening offences shall be viewed more seriously and offenders caught subjected to psychiatric examination to determine their mental wellness.”
In addition, he said that, “such persons shall bear the full cost of such consultation, which shall be at a recognised public medical facility.
“This nation can no longer watch the lives and property of its citizens wasted by a few nonconformists on the highways”, the FRSC boss said.