FRSC Enforces Speed Limit Device April
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) will commence enforcement of the new speed limit device from April 2016.
The enforcement date was initially September 2015.
Corp Marshal of the Commission Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed this at the 16 annual General Meeting of the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO).
He said President Muhammadu Buhari approved the new date as a result of numerous appeals by Nigerians on the extension of the date of implementation.
Represented by the Deputy Corp Marshal, Operation, AA Abu, the Corp Marshal said over 50 percent of accidents on Nigerian roads were traceable to road accident and indiscipline by drivers on the highway.
He pointed out that as part of efforts at addressing frequent road accident, the FRSC was working hard to curtail over speeding on the nation’s highways.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the FRSC was working in collaboration with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to ensure that fake spare parts does not find their way into the Nigeria market anymore and call for timely rehabilitation of roads.
National President of NARTO Alhaji Kassim Bataiya said that over 60 percent of Nigerian roads were in bad shape and in dire need if urgent attention.
While challenging the government to immediately put the roads in order, Bataiya said the association has “implicit confidence on the government of the country to deliver on their electoral mandate.
Source: The Nation Nigeria