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Friday, 28 November 2014

News: FRSC commences speed limit enforcement June, 2015

Beginning from June 1, 2015, motorists are
expected to have Maximum Speed Limiter device
in their vehicles as a means to reduce road
crashes to minimal level.
This was disclosed on Friday in Abuja by road
stakeholders in a communiqué issued at the end
of One-day forum on The National Policy on
Maximum Road Speed Limiter for Vehicles.
According to the stakeholders, the decision was
made because number of crashes and fatalities
arising from overspeeding was alarming and
needed to be curbed.
“Installation of Speed Limiting devices on vehicles
remains one of the cardinal strategies for curbing
the menace of road crashes associated with
speeding.
“Federal Road Safety Commission and other
stakeholders will embark on awareness across the
nation to sensitize the general public,” the
statement read.
Speaking with the Newsmen at the end of the
forum, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal and
Chief Executive Officer, FRSC, said the commission
is presently empowered to apprehend any one
that violates speed limit.
“There is an existing law against speed limit in
the country but the major speeding still
constitutes high cause of accident on our roads.
“With the introduction of maximum Speed Limiter
on vehicles, drivers will not be able to go beyond
the limit on each road once the device is installed
in their vehicles.
“We are starting the implementation of the Speed
Limiter by June next year after consultation with
stakeholders and getting the approval of Standard
Organisation of Nigeria on standards,” Oyeyemi
said.
He also added that the implementation of the
policy would be in two batches..

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