Rider’s Permit Not An Alternative To National Driver’s License–FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Corps has said that Riders Permit issued in the different states of the Federation is not the same thing as the National Driver’s License (NDL), either is the Rider’s Permit an alternative To NDL.

This is just as FRSC also said that are two different documents and that permit can never be used in the place of the NDL.

This clarification was made Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem owing to the growing rate at which tricycle and motorcycle operators’ mistake Rider’s Permit issued in their respective states for NDL.

According Kazeem, the NDL is a national security document that embodies drivers information as contained in the national driver’s database.

He explained that all over the world, Driver’s License is the only document that gives a trained, qualified and certified driver the right to drive on the road and Nigeria, having successfully acceded to the six United Nations Conventions cannot operate in contrast to global best practice in that regard.

Kazeem further stated that the idea behind NDL was to ensure that every driver on the road have their information captured in the database, for the enhancement of security of all road users and for intelligence gathering among the law enforcement agencies, adding that the relevance of the document not only as a means of identification cannot be over emphasised.

Kazeem quoted the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi as cautioning operators, who patronise driver’s permit as an alternative for the national driver’s license to desist from such henceforth to avoid arrest and penalties.

He urged motorcycle and tricycle operators, who hitherto did not know the difference between the NDL and the Driver’s Permit to ensure that they go ahead to procure their licenses as violators would be penalised.

      

      

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