The Federal Road Safety Corps (FSRC) has reaffirmed its position of non-involvement in the marketing speed limiting devices for vehicles in the country.
Spokesman of the agency, Mr Bisi Kazeem, told the newsmen in Abuja recently that accredited vendors were in charge of sale and calibration of the device, and not the FRSC.
“There are accredited vendors screened by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) and FRSC. They are the ones in charge of sale and calibration of the speed limiting device, not the FRSC,’’ he said.
Kazeem was reacting to the recent move by the Senate to stop the ongoing enforcement of the installation of the speed limiting device on vehicles by the FRSC.
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had asked the Committee on Federal Character to look into the matter following a point of order raised by Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West).
The FRSC began full enforcement of the installation of the device, which costs about N35,000, on commercial vehicles on February 1, and plans to extend it to other categories of vehicles in due course.
The Presidency as well as the House of Representatives had earlier endorsed the policy after a public hearing.