FRSC Gives Final Verdict On The Usage Of Google Map While Driving

Independence Day: FRSC Sends Message To Motorists

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has raised some stringent conditions under which all Nigerian drivers can make use of Google Maps.

The road saftey boss in Nigeria, Boboye Oyeyemi,who made this kown at a press conference in Abuja revealed that the only condition road users could use Google map is with the aid of car-holding phone devices, adding that anyone caught holding their phone while using the map will be arrested and prosecuted.

The use of google map while driving is allowed, but hand-held driving and usage are offences associated with driving and anyone caught would face the law squarely,” Oyeyemi said.

“If you must use Google map while driving, you must get the car-holding phone devices which is both for your safety and for better usage of the device and the application.”

Oyeyemi also said the organization would work with the Nigerian Police Force to ensure those abusing sirens and convoy are prosecuted accordingly, and their vehicles impounded.

The corps marshal added that at least 690 offenders were prosecuted while 629 others were convicted by the FRSC mobile court during the end of the year patrol.

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