speed limit enforcement begins in october- FRSC BOSS

The Co2016_08_11_95524rps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has announced that enforce­ment of the speed limiters on commercial vehicles op­erating in the country will commence nationwide on 1st October 2016. He said the enforcement will be total and non-compromising. He stated this on Wednesday during the stakeholders’ meeting held at the FRSC National Headquarters Abuja with stakeholders from relevant government agencies and road transport unions in attendance.
The Corps Marshal dis­closed that with the House’s approval of the policy based on public acceptance dur­ing the public hearing and its consideration of the rel­evance of the device in the campaign against speed-related road carnage in the country, it unanimously lifted the suspension order upon which the President gave a new enforcement date of October 1 2016.
He called on stakehold­ers to take the new date with all seriousness and ensure that their members, especially commercial op­erators, abide by the regula­tions by ensuring that their vehicles are installed with the devices before the com­mencement of enforcement to avoid sanctions.
Oyeyemi expressed satis­faction with the public ac­ceptance of the policy, not­ing that with the successful enforcement and willing compliance by drivers, the rate of speed-related crash­es in the country would come down drastically.
According to him, re­ports of road traffic crashes recorded by the Corps since the beginning of the year have shown that speed ac­counted for over 31 percent of the causative factors. He expressed optimism that with the public hearing conducted by the commit­tee on FRSC as directed by the National Assembly at the plenary sessions, the ju­dicial pronouncements on the powers of the FRSC to introduce the devices and the presidential directive on the new date of 1st October 2016 coupled with stake­holders’ enthusiasm on the policy, the implementation would be successful.
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