KANO, AUGUST 3, 2017 – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kano Sector Command, has expressed determination to reintroduce a psychological test for traffic offenders in the state.
This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Alhaji Kabiru Daura and made available to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.
The statement said the planned psychological test would be carried out at designated medical facilities with a view to finding out the road users mental ability.
It said the exercise would commence in earnest and was designed to focus on the pattern of human behaviour, identified as life threatening.
It stated that, by implication, any motorist who committed one or multiple offences would be susceptible to such test.
The statement noted that, over the years, the FRSC had embarked on several measures of road traffic dysfunctional deterrence, ranging from public education to subtle force, full enforcement as well as an introduction of speed limiting device.
It said the effort was primarily geared towards ensuring safer monitoring environment, affirming that efforts of the corps had yielded positive results.
It stated that the multiple road challenges led to the institution of the test and urged motorists to be law abiding.
“The call is necessary to avoid being subjected to the examination process and subsequent withdrawal of driver’s licence when the outcome of the test indicates a negative mental status,” the statement said.