The restriction on rotating license plates has been made public by the Federal Road Safety Corps. It was learned via a statement released on Tuesday by the Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem, that the FRSC made the declaration in response to the widespread distribution of a video showing a car with revolving license plates that had distinct information on each side.
The FRSC was made aware of a video that was going around on social media that showed a moving car with rotating license plates.
The statement stated, in part, "The vehicle number plates displayed are: KUJ-304BV, while the other side, which was automatically turned, displays a number marked presidency with the following data, 01B-266FG."
The FRSC acknowledged that it did not generate a number plate with such double features, adding that "only one number may be allocated to one vehicle and its owner at the same time," Ag. Corps Marshal Dauda Biu has ordered a thorough inquiry into the trend.
"The FRSC recently published a public warning on the mainstream media urging Nigerians and the driving public to avoid making assumptions about vehicles with illegal number plates since their owners are frequently unregistered and have dangerous intentions.
The statement said, "The Ag. Corps Marshal is also utilizing this means to caution Nigerians against copying the same as it is deemed criminal conduct and has its place in law.
Why the ban on rotating license plates
Let's not forget that the Federal Road Safety Corps has ruled that the rotating license plates seen in a social media video are unlawful.
In a statement on Tuesday, Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC's spokesperson, made this disclosure and said the organization has mandated a thorough inquiry into the pattern.
The statement said, "The FRSC's attention has been called to a video that has been going around on social media that showed a moving car with rotating license plates. The vehicle's number plates are KUJ-304BV on the visible side, while 01B-266FG is written on the opposite side that was automatically switched.
One number may only be allocated simultaneously to one car, its owner, and the FRSC Ag. Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, has ordered a thorough inquiry into the pattern.
"The FRSC recently published a public warning on the mainstream media advising Nigerians and the driving public to avoid approaching vehicles with illegal number plates since the users are not properly registered and frequently have malicious motivations," reads the notice.