FRSC Insists On October Deadline For Speed Limit Devices


The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has insisted that there is no going back on the October 1 deadline for the enforcement of the speed limiting device in commercial vehicles.

Wobin Gora, sector commander of the Bayelsa State command, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Saturday in Yenagoa, that the FRSC was committed to the enforcement of the directive, urging commercial drivers in Bayels State and across Nigeria to install the device before the deadline day.

“The campaign for installation of the speed limiting device has been going on for quite some time.

“Let me emphatically warn commercial drivers in the state that there is no going back on the Oct. 1 deadline.

“My advice to them is to install the device in their vehicles as anybody who failed to do so is doing that at his own risk,’’ he warned.



    Gora said the FRSC was optimistic that installing the speed limit device would not only reduce crashes that occur as a result of over speeding, but would also reduce fuel consumption in vehicles.

    “When speed is reduced, it saves cost of fuel consumption; it saves cost of repairing vehicle and reduce fatality to the barest minimum,’’ he said.

    It would be recalled that the Bayelsa Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, had urged the FRSC to extend the deadline for the enforcement exercise citing the current economy situation in the country.

    The NURTW spokesperson had explained that transportation business no longer flourish as it used to, adding that extending the deadline would enable commercial drivers to save money in order to purchase the device.

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