Sunday, 4 December 2016

Road Safety: FRSC To Commence Enforcement of Speed-limiting Device January 1, 2017

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has vowed to commence aggressive enforcement of the speed limiting device on all vehicles across Nigeria by January 1, 2017.

The FRSC Boss, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this yesterday in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, during the 2016 mega rally tagged: “Crash the crash: speed kills” for motorists.

He explained that the speed limiting device was introduced to address the tragedy of senseless killings on roads.

Represented by the Assistant Corps Marshal in charge of Zone 6, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Jonas Agu, the FRSC boss said stakeholders had sustained the collaboration and public sensitisation programmes on the policy, which led to the last Presidential directives for the commencement of enforcement on October 1, 2016.

According to him: “To ensure all commercial vehicle operators embrace the policy fully without the pains of enforcement, we embarked on free safety checks to precede full enforcement.

“This is expected to last till the last day of December before the commencement of aggressive enforcement from January 1, 2017.”

He urged commercial vehicles operators to ensure their vehicles are installed with the device within the period to avoid inconveniences that go with enforcement of the law.

The corps marshal advised all tanker and trailer drivers to, in addition to the installation of the device in their vehicles, observe minimum safety standards.

He said: “These include the use of safety valves, retro-reflective tapes and ensuring that functional lighting system are fitted in their vehicles.”

Culled from: The Nation Newspaper