Did you know? Using Google map on mobile device while driving serious offence, FRSC boss tells

Digital transportation drivers may have to start knowing all routes in states they operate, as the the FCT Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ayuba Gora stated that the act of driving with the aid of Google map using mobile phones is a serious traffic offence.

Mr Gora said this at the inauguration of the 2019 Ember Months Campaign by Lugbe Unit Command of the FRSC in Abuja on Wednesday.

He noted, the law forbids motorists from using mobile phones in any form while driving, as it can lead to an accident.

He also informed motorists that the corps will soon begin enforcement of installation of speed limiting devices.

Mr Gora advised motorists, especially commercial vehicle operators, who have yet to install the device to do so.

According to him, “We will embark on massive checks of vehicles without this device soon and arrest those that disconnected the devices from their vehicles.

“It is very important that all vehicles should have the device installed in their vehicles.

He urged the public to dial 122 or 112 in case they noticed unusual behaviour by road users and in the event of an accident.

Mr Gora further dismissed as false speculations that the device damages car engine, saying it had nothing to do with the engine, but only cut fuel supply during attempted speeding.

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