-by our correspondent.
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has called for a review of strategy for proper enforcement on the use of speed-limiter, following increasing cases of speed-related accidents on Nigerian roads.
A statement signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, says the Corps Marshal has directed Commanding Officers to step up enforcement of the law on the use of the speed-limiting device after a review of the first phase of end-of-year special patrol by the FRSC.
“We must step up enforcement of the regulations on the use of the speed-limiting device in the second phase of the special operations and first quarter of next year to drastically force down the growing trends of speed-induced crashes. The Commanding Officers are, hereby, given special directives on aggressive enforcement of the regulations on the use of the speed-limiting device to curb the rate of crashes and fatalities that speeding causes, as shown by the records of the first phase of the special operations.” Oyeyemi said.
Corps Marshal (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi
He warned that those that are operating without speed limiters or those using faulty ones, as well as those who have reset their own speed limiters to make them ineffective and so endanger other road users would not be spared.
In a related development, the FRSC says it arrested 79 road traffic offenders in Akwa Ibom State between December 1 and December 24, 2020. The corps Sector Commander in Akwa Ibom, Oga Ochi, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo, the state capital over the weekend.
Ochi said the offenders who were made to pay fines as prescribed by the law, were arrested for traffic offences ranging from overloading, driving with worn out tyres, without driver’s license, without vehicle papers and driving against traffic.
He warn Nigerians against putting vehicles that are not road worthy on the highway adding that FRSC personnel were made to work extra hours during the Christmas period to enforce traffic rules and ensure safety on the roads.