FRSC fix minimum age of drivers at 26


Kwara State Sector Commander, Federal Road

Safety Corps, Mr. Christopher Ademoluti, on

Wednesday said the FRSC had put the minimum

age of commercial drivers in Nigeria at 26.

Speaking during the inauguration of the

commercial driving licence in Ilorin, Ademoluti

also said underage commercial drivers were

responsible for some of the road crashes in the

country.

He said, "We want to put the minimum age of a

commercial driver in Nigeria at 26 to enable them

to have the experience, maturity and expertise to

drive and convey people, unlike the current

system where we have underage people driving

commercial vehicles.

"With the new driving licence, we want to have all

the data of the commercial drivers.

"We don't want to have a driver who drives 18-

seater bus to endanger the lives of the 18 people.

It is only one commercial driver that dies where

18 people die."

He stated that the upgraded National Drivers

Licence would help reduce accidents.

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