Monday, 24 October 2016

Speed Limiter: FRSC Inspects Over 2,000 Commercial Vehicles in Benue

The Benue Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has this month inspected over 2000 commercial vehicles for compliance with installation of the speed limiting device.

The state Sector Commander, Mr, Chidiebere Nkwonta, gave the figure in an interview on Sunday in Makurdi. FRSC began advisory enforcement of installation of the device in commercial vehicles on Oct. 1. Nkwonta expressed dissatisfaction at the level of commercial driver’s compliance.

He said that the corps would collaborate with transport unions and other relevant stakeholders, including the media, religious leaders and traditional rulers, to ensure compliance. “Already, we are in talks with NURTW and NARTO on this issue, and I am sure these unions will make their members to comply.

“We are also on advocacy visits to all the sole administrators in the 23 local governments in order to achieve this,” he said. Nkwonta said that the Benue Command got additional 18 patrol vehicles for patrol. He said that the command would soon launch zero tolerance campaign against misconduct on the road.

He refuted a claim by some motorists that the speed limiter installation deadline had been extended to February, 2017. “There is no such a claim; let us do the right thing to avoid the wrath of the law,” he added. He, however, noted that the road traffic situation in the state was fair, though the rate of fatal crashes was high.

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