Road traffic crashes: Fleet operators have installed speed limiters- FRSC

Bisi Kazeem FRSC spokesman

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said almost all registered fleet operators in the country have deployed speed limit devices in their vehicles.

The FRSC spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this to our correspondent recently.

In May, during activities marking the seventh United Nations Global Road Safety Week in Abuja, the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, said over 40,000 people die annually as a result of road traffic crashes in the country.

However, explaining the status of the implementation of the speed limiter policy introduced in 2016, Kazeem said, “So far so good, we are recording a huge success. The introduction of the device came with accreditation/certification of the speed limit vendors whose key roles are; selling, installing and calibration the device in tandem with a legally prescribed speed limit.

“As of today, the Corps has sustained engagement with stakeholders to deepen the level of compliance. Part of these engagements is the stakeholders meeting organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in collaboration with the Corps to introduce a policy on pre-fitted speed-limiting devices for imported and locally manufactured vehicles.

“Most of the deliberations from the meeting have been activated at the moment for more robust compliance with the installation of the device.

“More so, the Corps Transport Standardisation Office goes all out to inspect fleets nationwide with a view of ensuring that the device is installed and well-calibrated.”

On the level of compliance, Kazeem said, “The compliance level is above board, especially the organised fleet operators. They have actually worked with our Commanding Officers nationwide to ensure a full transition to the speed limiter regime.

“As it stands today, almost all registered fleet operators have installed the device in their vehicles. The Corps is also making serious moves in enforcement, particularly other commercial vehicle operators that do not have a fleet. The essence is to ensure that collectively speed-related crashes are brought to an end.”

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