The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged drivers not to use Google Maps while driving, stating that it should be set before driving.
It also advised avoiding texting, typing, or listening to music on a phone while driving.
Mr Aliyu Ahmad, the Root Commander (RC), Lugbe, Unit Command, stated this on Sunday in Abuja at the corps Easter Special Package Sensitisation Campaign.
The Easter Sensitisation Package was hosted at Province 15 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lugbe, FHA, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to Ahmad, using Google Maps while driving is a traffic violation that can result in penalties such as psychological assessment.
Members of the congregation, however, questioned why the FRSC would frown on the usage of Google Maps.
While explaining, Ahmad stated that it could only be utilised before the car was in motion.
He stated that using a phone while driving is still a punishable offence.
“We used to have issues for people who would park and say they wanted to call.” They must park on the shoulder rather than on the side of the road.”
“This is the holiday season, and there is a lot of traffic, so let’s try to prevent distractions on the road,” Ahmad remarked.
He also chastised motorists for overloading their cars, calling it a “serious breach of traffic rules.”
When asked if the FRSC had allowed overloading by taxis operating in the FCT, Ahmad stated, “We do not authorise sitting of four fares at the rear and two in the front.”
He said that several passengers were also to blame since they asked cops not to arrest the driver because they were not complaining.