In continuation of the Corps quest to ensure that road users comply with FRSC (Establishment) Act 2007 and other traffic laws, which includes but not limited to registration of vehicles and acquisition of number plates, the command is embarking on a one week long clampdown on motorist with invalid and unregistered vehicle number plates in Lagos State. This was contained in a press statement by Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi FRSC Public Education Officer.
The Lagos State Sector Commander, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide stated that the Corps is aware of the increase in the number of motorists using invalid and unregistered number plates as well as the continuous use of old Government number plates by private vehicle owners in the country hence FRSC has commenced the special operation to stop this illegal act which has implication on security and totally contradict reason for the unveiling of the new number plate regime by the Corps.
Speaking further, he said the special operation will go along with mobile court sittings for erring offenders especially those who produce such fake number plates in green color to appear as if they are for Government vehicles with the intention of evading security checks and other possible privileges.
He also made it known that all commands in Lagos and across the country is carrying out the special operation simultaneously.
The Lagos Sector Commander encouraged those with old number plates to change to the new number plate in line with the National Road Traffic regulation (NRTR).
He also used the opportunity to appeal to motorists to shun the use of illegal number plates.