FRSC agency will no longer enforce the deadline for the new number plate

February 26, 2015 4:40 pm


, The Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety
Commission, has said that the agency will no longer enforce the deadline
for the new number plate.

Oyeyemi, said this in an interview
with journalists when he paid a courtesy visit on Governor Theodore Orji
at the Government House in Umuahia,

He said the agency would abide by the court ruling which restrained it
from enforcing the proposal. He explained that motorists who still had
the old number plate would rather get the new ones when they go to renew
their vehicle licenses.

Oyeyemi said,

“We will abide by the court ruling. It was a case of double taxation
to be compelled to have the new one if your licence has not expired. It
is a phase approach. If your driving licence expires, you go and renew
it. It is a 12-month cycle. There is no deadline again.

“That does not mean that if you carry a fake number plate or driving licence that you will not be prosecuted, “ he said.

 The corps marshal, however, vowed that the agency would not back down
on the June 1, 2015 deadline for the enforcement of the speed limit
device.
He said that by 2016, all imported vehicles in must have speed limit device installed in them.

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