The Federal Road Safety Commission in Nigeria, FRSC says it has commenced the enforcement of Speed-Limit devices on vehicles across the country as part of effort to reduce car crashes.
The Sector Commander of the FRSC, Federal Capital Territory Command, Mr Wobin Gora who disclosed this said the commission vigorously check those that do not install speed limit device.
“It’s only when you come to our office that you now see the statistics of those that are arrested, who have not actually installed speed limiter device, it’s not all that we made noise about but the fact we do not made that noise does not mean we are not enforcing, in fact there times we take one week to vigorously check speed limit device on commercial vehicles’. Mr Gora said.
Mr Gora also noted that the inability to use seat belt while driving hinders the deployment of airbags when an accident occur.
While charging motorists in the federal capital territory on the need to always obey traffic said most road crashes were caused by abuse of traffic.
“well, I wouldn’t want to genaralise, while some are obeying traffic rules and regulations , especially in the FCT, others don’t as a result of which we experience the kind of crashes we are seeing in FCT these days,” he explained.
The Sector Commander of the FRSC while attributing road accident to human, engineering and environmental factors, however, charged long vehicle drivers to avoid the use of extra lights for the need to reduce road crashes in the country.
He said to check the abuse of extra lights on long vehicles, the commission sensitised motorists on the use of extra lights.
“Even the Corps Marshal himself, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi do have series of meeting with the leadership of Drivers union at the national level, at the State level we also hold meeting with their executives to tell their drivers, we don’t want to see those extra lights, in fact any vehicle or truck that we see with extra light we immediately remove those extra lights,” he stated.
The Sector Commander assured of the commission’s commitment to ensuring safer road as trained personnel are strategically stationed within and outside the Nation’s capital to save the lives of victims of the road crashes in Nigeria.