6 Month Jail Sentence If Earbuds And Puds Are In Use While Driving- FRSC
Fabenmedia Nigeria reports that Drivers who use earbuds or AirPods while driving face a six-month jail sentence, according to the FRSC
Drivers who receive or make phone conversations while driving, regardless of whether they utilize a wireless device (AirPods or an earpiece), face a six-month jail sentence, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps.
Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, revealed this in an interview with Punch. According to Kazeem, driving necessitates
complete concentration, and road users should not take any chances with their lives. According to the National Road Traffic Regulations of 2012, it is forbidden to make or accept phone calls while driving.
“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.
It is also clear that phone call is not restricted to telephone conversation between two or more people.
Anything that will distract you while driving must be avoided. When we do public enlightenment, we even discourage drivers talking to passengers which could cause distraction.
The law may not make it an offence but at the same time, it can distract you, even changing your cassette (while driving) can distract you and result to accident.”he said