The Federal Highway Safety Commission. (FRSC) The Lagos Sector Command has prohibited the use of cell phones by motorists while driving. Olusegun Ogungbemide, FRSC Sector Commander, said in a Sunday statement that the Corps had observed an increasing lack of respect for traffic and safety regulations.
He related to such infringements as internet browsing, non-use of seatbelts, ricket vehicles that are not roadworthy, lane shunting, and generally reckless driving culture. The Commander reiterated Section 166(1) of the National Road Traffic Regulations 2012 on the use of communication devices while driving. “No driver of a vehicle shall whilst the vehicle is in motion receive or makes a telephone call in any form. We have lost so many drivers and other innocent people due to distraction from the use of phones caused them while on the road. Peace-loving, responsible Lagosians and road users are also going through a lot of pain due to the acts of those few who will not follow basic regulations to keep themselves safe,” the statement added.