Truck and Taxi Drivers Below 25 Years Old Banned in Nigeria
Nigeria’s Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced on Wednesday, January 30, that commercial driver's licenses will never be issued to applicants under 25 years old.
According to FRSC Lagos State Sector Commander Nseobong Akpabio, the said act was intended to sanitize the profession and to prevent underage drivers from getting the job.
“An underage commercial driver has no commitment and may see driving as one of those jobs that could be toyed with. Many road crashes, especially with articulated vehicles, were usually traced to motor-boy drivers, who were without experience,” Akpabio said.
He also convinced commercial drivers to get their licenses as soon as possible to avoid last minute rush. He also advised them to undergo the normal process of application and avoid patronizing touts.
Class E, the new commercial driver's license, has been released in Lagos on December 31, 2012 to identify all underage and unqualified drivers easily.
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