Functions Of FRSC

The Following the functions of FRSC:

  • Making the highway safe for motorists and other road users.
  • Recommending works and devices designed to eliminate or minimize accidents on the highways
  • Conducting researches into causes of motor accidents and methods of preventing them and putting into use the result of such researches
  • Determining and enforcing speed limits for all categories of roads and vehicles and controlling the use of speed limiting devices
  • Cooperating with bodies or agencies or groups in road safety activities or in prevention of accidents on the highways
  • Making regulations in pursuance of any of the functions assigned to the Corps by or under this Act.
  • Regulating the use of sirens, flashers and beacon lights on vehicles other than ambulances and vehicles belonging to the Armed Forces, Nigeria Police, Fire Service and other Para-military agencies
  • Providing roadside and mobile clinics for the treatment of accident victims free of charge
  • Educating motorists and members of the public on the importance of discipline on the highway.
  • Preventing or minimizing accidents on the highway
  • Clearing obstructions on any part of the highways
  • Educating drivers, motorists and other members of the public generally on the proper use of the highways
  • Designing and producing the driver’s license to be used by various categories of vehicle operators
  • Determining, from time to time, the requirements to be satisfied by an applicant for a driver’s licence
  • Designing and producing vehicle number plates
  • The standardization of highway traffic codes
  • Giving prompt attention and care to victims of accidents
  • Regulating the use of mobile phones by motorists
  • Regulating the use of seat belts and other safety devices
  • Regulating the use of motorcycles on the highway
  • Maintaining the validity period for drivers’ licences which shall be three years subject to renewal at the expiration of the validity period
  • In exercise of the functions, members of the Commission shall have power to arrest and prosecute persons reasonably suspected of having committed any traffic offence.

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