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New Deadline For Installation Of Speed Limit Device Is October 1st - FRSC

In a bid to reduce the occurrence of accidents in the country, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has set October 1 as the new deadline for the installation of Speed Limit Device for all commercial drivers in Nigeria. The Federal Government of Nigeria had earlier fixed April as the deadline of the installation of speed limit devices.

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, revealed on Wednesday, that the commission had gotten the presidency’s approval to begin implementation of the process. He noted that the FRSC would momentarily compel only commercial vehicles to install the device on their vehicles before subsequently extending the enforcement to private vehicles.

“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 licence.

“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” the FRSC boss added.

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