FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi
Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said speed limit devices will reduce fatalities from road accidents by 60 percent.
Speaking yesterday in Umuahia, Abia State during flag off of the 2016 ‘ember months safety campaign’, the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi said the essence of the speed limit device was to ensure safety and security of road users at all times.
He added that excessive speeding on highways had claimed over 50 per cent of fatalities in the country and limiting devices will reduce road fatalities by 60 percent.
The Corps Marshal who was presented by Mr. Victor Nwokolo said Nigeria had not complied with the United Nations Decade of Action, which seeks to eradicate fatalities on highways, but assured that the FRSC hoped to reduce road fatalities in its 2011-2020 roadmap by 50 percent.
Oyeyemi said introduction of the device would commence with commercial vehicle operators, while private vehicles would start at the later part of the scheme.
He emphasised that FRSC was collaborating with the National Union of Road Transport Employees, NURTW, National Association of Road Transport Owners, major vehicle companies, and other stakeholders to ensure the success of the scheme.