The Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has stressed that the agency would not back down on the June 1, 2015 deadline for the enforcement of speed limit device in vehicles in the country, adding that by 2016, all imported vehicles in Nigeria must have speed limit device installed in them.
He said the policy had become necessary on the discovery that over 15.8% auto crashes in the country was speed related.
According to him, Nigeria recorded 25% reduction in road accidents in 2014, and lesser incidents in January 2015, expressing hope that with the new device, auto crashes will reduce by 80% in 2016.
He called on state governments to set up traffic management agencies to man state roads so that FRSC would focus on interstate and federal roads for more results.
Oyeyemi, also said the agency would no longer insist on any deadline for the enforcement of the new number plate.