The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said it will form October 1, 2016 begin the implementation and enforcement of speed limiting devices in commercial vehicles.
While speaking on the new development, Boboye Oyeyemi, corps marshal, said, 65 percent of accidents that happens in the country are caused by commercial vehicles and it is usually due to over speeding. This will help reduce a lot of unwarranted accident; he note before saying it will also be enforced in private cars too, but first commercial vehicles. This was What he said after the cut.
“The final directive from the Presidency is clear; the enforcement date for the implementation of the speed limiting device is on Oct. 1 and we have had series of stakeholders meeting.
“The essence of today’s meeting is to finally convey the directive of the federal government to the stakeholders that with effect from Oct. 1, the implementation and enforcement would commence.
“We already have the portal that we will use to monitor this, we don’t need to pursue any vehicle, we will just stop you like we verify license.
“On the tablet we will check whether your vehicle has been installed with the device, if it has not, we will impound the vehicle and we make sure that you do the right thing.
“We are not talking about fines now ,it’s to save lives so we will impound the vehicle then the owner of the vehicle will be made to install the device before the journey continues.
“For car occupants in a crash with an impact speed of 80km/h, the likelihood of death is 20 times what it would have been at an impact speed of 30km/h.
“Speed is the major cause of crashes in Nigeria with commercial vehicles accounting for 65 per cent of the crashes.”