Birnin Kebbi - Mr Sayi Daniel, the FRSC Sector Commander in Kebbi, has said that 50 per cent of drivers in the state have no driver’s licence.
Daniel told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday that "the commercial drivers are the major culprits and have remained defiant to counselling".
He said illiteracy and the quest for quick money were the main reasons for the drivers’ reckless behaviour and disregard for traffic rules and regulations.
Daniel stressed that such dispositions had continued to endanger the lives of travellers and other road users.
He also said that illegal parking by some drivers had caused avoidable accidents in the state.
"The FRSC will not relent in its efforts until sanity through compliance to traffic rules is restored on the roads to protect lives and property," the commander said.
Daniel also condemned the misuse of government number plates by individuals in the state and described the situation as rampant.
He said the practice could encourage criminal activities and added that the command had started penalising culprits to check the trend.
"The FRSC command will also intensify efforts to check the menace of driving in the night with one head light or none, over-loading as well as inculcate the habit of using seat belts by both drivers and passengers," he said.
Daniel advised motorists in the state to always obey traffic rules and regulations.