He reiterated that all vehicles impounded would not be released until their drivers had shown evidence of having the documents.
The state commander said that according to the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR) 2021, Regulation 67(1) any person driving a vehicle on any public road shall be in possession of an original driver’s licence.
Ogungbemide, however, noted that where the person was in possession of the photocopy of the original driver’s licence, he should within 24 hours produce the original driver’s licence to the appropriate authority on demand.
“Regulation (2) also stated that any person who contravenes the provision of regulation 67(1) commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of #10,000 or to a term of one year imprisonment or to both.
“For motorists who drive without vehicle licences, Regulation 67(3) states that any person driving a vehicle must be in possession of at least the photocopy of the vehicle particulars.
“The original shall be provided to the appropriate authority within 24 hours if demanded.
“Regulations 67(4) says any person who contravenes the provisions of regulation 67(3) commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine of #3,000 or six months imprisonment or to both,” he said.