FRSC lobby stakeholders on adoption of speed limit
THE Federal Road Safety Corps has organized sensitization campaign to press for the widespread implementation of speed limiting device in Nigeria. At the event in Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, the Corps Marshal, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi said the speed-limiting device was designed to minimize accident caused by over speeding. He advised all commercial vehicles operators to install speed limiter on their vehicles for safety.
Oyeyemi said his organisation has embarked on series of nationwide rallies ahead of the implementation of the Speed Limit device on vehicle come June 1, this year.
While appealing to all the union leaders to educate their drivers on the benefit of speed limit device, he also used the opportunity to advise of the need to eradicate the sale of alcohol and other hard drugs at motor parks.
The Director of Standard Organisation of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Odumodu, said the speed limit device would be built into the engine of the vehicle to checkmate over speeding and reduce losses.
The Lagos state Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, commended the efforts of FRSC for collaborating with all stakeholders on the implementation of the speed limit device.
“Safety is our priority in Lagos state and all the issues raised by FRSC boss such as sale of alcohol including over speeding are covered by the State’s Traffic Law 2012,” he said, adding that the Lagos state has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four brokers and 100 underwriters to ensure that anybody who enters a public bus, okada (motorbike), taxi, tricycle, ferry or a mass transit bus in Lagos and is involved in an accident can go to the nearest hospital for treatment free of charge.