ABUJA – Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), has urged road users to enforce orderliness within themselves in order to achieve safety on the nation’s roads.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Oyeyemi made the call on Wednesday at a technical session on Speed Limiters in his office in Abuja.
According to him, FRSC will only do its best to ensure safety of road users at all times, “but our roads will be safer if road users decide to enforce safety policies within themselves’’.
“Self-enforcement remains the easiest means of achieving success in the implementation of policies.
“We appreciate all stakeholders, especially those in the road transport unions for their concerted efforts in ensuring that their members align fully with the introduction of Speed Limiter Device (SLD).
“This device is used in slowing down vehicles in order to improve road safety and reduce number of collisions which result in deaths and maiming of motorists.
“They have been ensuring that their vehicles are fitted with the device before the set deadline,”he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that FRSC said enforcement of SLD in commercial vehicles would commence on June 1, while a date would be announced for enforcement in private vehicles, later.
NAN also recalls that SLD is one of the measures introduced by FRSC to reduce accidents on the nation’s roads and meet Millennium Developmental Goals ( MDGs) on safety of Nigerian roads.
The Corps Marshal said violation of SLD would attract serious punishment including seizure of licence and fines.
The technical session was held between FRSC and representatives of other stakeholders such as the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON); Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Nigeria Automotive Council. (NAN).
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