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FRSC gets US backing on new licence

24 January 2014, 13:18Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of the United States of America Department of Transportation has supported the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in its efforts to introduce a world class commercial drivers’ license system.

According to FRSC Public Education Officer, Jonas Agwu, this would enable the organisation meet its June 2014 deadline for the seamless implementation of the new drivers’ license.

“This formed part of presentation by the Chief, Commercial Driver’s License Division Office of Safety Programs of the FMCSA Selden Fritschner during a meeting held to review progress of the various agreements between FRSC and United States of America Department of Transportation Agencies over the last four years. The meeting which is the fourth since 2008 was held during the 93rdTransport Research Board meeting at the Washington DC,” Agwu said.

He said the agency partners with Federal, State and Local enforcement agencies to ensure safety in motor carrier operations through strong enforcement of safety regulations,targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers, improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies, strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards and increasing safety awareness in USA.

Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, Osita Chidoka, commended the FMCSA for its endorsement of the Commission’s numerous initiatives geared towards entrenching safer road use in Nigeria and the pledge to complement FRSC’s drive to restore the integrity of the drivers’ license.

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