The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has clarified that the Riders Permit does not serve the same function as the National Drivers’ License.
made this clarification earlier today.
FRSC made this know owing to the growing rate at which tricycle and motorcycle operators mistake the 2 documents. Riders Permit are issued by respective states.
According to FRSC, the riders permit can never be used in the place of the NDL. In a statement, the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the NDL said that the NDL is a national security document. It embodies the driver’s information as contained in the national drivers’ database.
All over the world, Drivers License is the only document that gives a trained, qualified and certified driver the right to drive on the road.
The idea behind NDL is to ensure that every driver on the road have their information captured in the database, for the enhancement of security of all road users and for intelligence gathering among the law enforcement agencies. The relevance of the document not only as a means of identification cannot be overemphasized.
The Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi wishes to caution all operators who patronise drivers permit as an alternative for the national drivers license to desist from such henceforth to avoid arrest and penalties.
This platform is to sensitise all motorcycle and tricycle operators who hitherto did not know the difference between the NDL and the Drivers Permit to ensure that they go ahead to procure their licenses as violators will be penalised.