The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will commence full implementation of the penalty point system on traffic offenders from June 1.
Speaking on Wednesday at a summit on information technology at the national headquarters, Abuja, Boboye Oyeyemi, FRSC’s corps marshal, said the penalty points are allotted to traffic offences accumulated in the driver’s record.
According to Oyeyemi, with the development, offenders who violate the regulations for a stipulated number of times will be sent back to driving school for a retraining.
In his words; “In the new order, if a driver receives a statutorily maximum number of points, the driver shall be warned and or have his licence suspended or withdrawn.
“For between one to 10 point offence, the offender pays a certain amount of money as fines,” he said.
He said a warning notification would be issued on a traffic offender who had accumulated 10 to 14 penalty points.
“Offenders, who commit between 15 to 20 penalty points will face the temporal removal or interruption of authority or right to drive for a period of time.
“Motorists who have accumulated 21 and above penalty points will face withdrawal of their driver’s licence,” he added.