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FRSC to relaunch psychological test for traffic offenders in Kano


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Mustapha Usman, Kano

Kano Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has expressed its determination to reintroduce psychological test for traffic offenders in Kano State to check road users’ mental stability.

FRSC’s Command’s spokesman in Kano, Kabiru Daura said in a statement on Wednesday, that the exercise was billed to commence in earnest and was designed to focus attention on the pattern of human behaviour, which was identified as life threatening.

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The test, to be carried out at designated midical laboratories in the state, will result to the withdrawal of driver’s licences when the outcome of the test indicate a negative mental status.

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The statement said by implication, any motorist who committed one or multiple offences shall be deemed reasonably suspected to have issues that required psychological ascertainment relative to his or her stability to drive safely.

Mr Daura said the Corps had over the years embarked on several measures of road traffic dysfunctional deterrence ranging from public education to subtle force, full enforcement as well as introduction of speed limit device.

“The effort was primarily geared towards ensuring safer monitoring environment affirming that the effort of the Corps were  known to be yielding positive results,” he said.

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The statement lamented further that as one traffic challenge surmounted, another one reared its head, compelling the Corps to reintroduce psychological test for traffic offenders.

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The statement further concluded that all was now set for the commencement of the exercise and urged motorists to continue to be law abiding in order to avoid being subjected to the examination process.


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