Motorists driving with earphones risk six months in jail – FRSC


The Federal Road Safety Corps says it is illegal to receive or make telephone calls while driving, regardless of any wireless gadget used for such communication.

Motorists driving with earphones risk six months in jail – FRSC
FRSC boss, Boboye Oyeyemi | Source:

The FRSC also said drivers who make or receive calls behind the wheels with AirPods, EarPods or any form wired or wireless earphones and handsfree mode risk six months in jail.

FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, in an interview with Saturday PUNCH, said driving requires total concentration and road users should not take any risk on their lives.

He said it is illegal to make calls or receive same while driving, according to the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2012.

Kazeem said, “It is illegal. Driving entails 100 per cent concentration so you cannot be distracted. It is there in the regulation.

 “It is clear from the provisions of Reg 166 (1) that it is illegal to make phone call using EarPods earphone or whatever means.

Osun FRSC Begins Clampdown on Unregistered Number Plates

Meanwhile, Osun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has lamented increase in the vehicles, using invalid and unregistered number plates, as well as, continuous use of old government number plates by private vehicle owners, saying the command would clampdown on those involved beginning from Monday 30th August, 2021.

A statement by Agnes Ogungbemi, the Public Education Officer of Osun Command, said the illegal act had untoward implication on the country’s national security.


The command further noted that the invalid and unregistered number plates, said to be usually green in color, were never authorized or registered by the FRSC. 

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