OrderPaperToday – Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has canvassed the introduction of psychiatric tests for drivers nationwide.
Speaking when he appeared at a public hearing to prescribe certain traffic offences and penalties organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Monday, Fashola such measure would help curtail accidents in the country.
Fashola said rather than sending road offenders to jail, sanctions like community services should be given to them, adding that putting offenders in jail leads to prison congestion.
According to him, while training of drivers should be regulated by State laws, compulsory retraining, recertification and psychiatric test on drivers and offenders should be undertaken as well.
Recall that psychiatric tests for drivers was introduced in Lagos State during the tenure of Fashola as governor.