The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has set June 1,2015 as deadline for the introduction of speed limiting device for commercial vehicles.
The device will ensure safety and security of road users at all times. It would also be introduced to private vehicles owners in the coming months.
The Zonal Commanding Officer (ZCO), Lagos revealed that they
“have taken the sensitization drive to parks and garages, churches, mosques and market places and we have also implored the cooperation of the media to help in propagating the enforcement.”
Speaking at the sensitisation campaign for implementation of speed limiting device in Nigeria, the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, revealed that 50% of fatal road accidents n the country are caused by excessive speeding.
“This is why introduction of the speed limiting device is good for the industry. If the device in installed, it would reduce fuel consumption, save lives, increase the lifespan of road infrastructure while the vehicle engines and others would last longer. With the device, there is no way your speed can increase beyond the maximum limit it is set with. “ He noted.