RTEAN urges FRSC to adopt uniform speed-limiters
The National President of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Chief Musa Isiwele, has urged the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) not to be selective in the planned issuance of speed-limiters to vehicles.
Isiwele, who gave the advice in Abuja while speaking with journalists on certain government policies in the transport sector, said all categories of vehicles must be made to have speed-limiters.
He, however, said that only security and fire service vehicles and hospital ambulances should be exempted from the proposed policy because of the peculiar nature of their assignments.
According to him, if certain categories of vehicles, apart from those for security and other special services, are exempted, armed robbers and kidnappers might take advantage of that to pursue and overtake them to unleash their evil motives on their victims.
He also enjoined the FRSC to ensure that counterfeit speed-limiters were not imported to the country because inefficient products could result in fatal road mishaps.
Isiwele implored the commission not to fix price for the speed-limiters when implemented so that market forces could determine the cost of the product.
Besides, Isiwele has called for the creation of separate parks for trailers and other heavy trucks so that the existing parks would be decongested, which he said, were inadequate to accommodate big trucks.