The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) stated during an interview that any motorist seen driving with earphones or AirPods risk six months in jail.
Disclosing this, Bisi Kazeem, stated that driving requires total concentration and road users should not take any risk on their lives. He said it is illegal to make calls or receive calls while driving, according to the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2012.
“It is illegal. Driving entails 100 percent 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 a phone call using EarPods earphones or whatever means.
It is also clear that a phone call is not restricted to a 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 offense but at the same time, it can distract you, even changing your cassette (while driving) can distract you and result in an accident.”