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FRSC to Enforce Use of Speed Limiting Device from October 1

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FRSC Boss: Boboye Oyeyemi

FRSC Boss: Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Wednesday said that the presidency had approved October 1 for the commencement of implementation and enforcement of the Speed Limiting Device.

Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, FRSC, disclosed this in Abuja while briefing stakeholders on the new date for the implementation and enforcement of the device.

Oyeyemi said that the implementation and enforcement of the device witnessed four postponements from its initial launching date of June 1, 2015, before its final approval by the presidency.

“The final directive from the presidency is clear; the enforcement date for the implementation of the speed limiting device is on Oct. 1 and we have had series of stakeholders meeting.

The essence of today’s meeting is to finally convey the directive of the federal government to the stakeholders that with effect from October 1, the implementation and enforcement would commence.

We already have the portal that we will use to monitor this, we don’t need to pursue any vehicle, we will just stop you like we verify licence.

On the tablet we will check whether your vehicle has been installed with the device, if it has not, we will impound the vehicle and we make sure that you do the right thing.

We are not talking about fines now ,it’s to save lives so we will impound the vehicle then the owner of the vehicle will be made to install the device before the journey continues,” he said.

Oyeyemi said that the corps would do this for the next three to six months to achieve enforcement and compliance so as to compel commercial vehicles to install the device.

He said the FRSC was only concerned about commercial vehicles installing it for now, adding that with time the enforcement would extend to private vehicles so as to cut down crashes on the road.

He said the FRSC was relentless on the enforcement of the speed limiting device because speed had been identified as a key risk factor in road traffic injuries.

 

 

17 Comments

  1. Anie

    August 11, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Wonderful incentive, but please while doing that put up speed limit signs in all areas. You cannot impound any vehicle or arrest any driver on the basis of speed limit, when there’s no sign of what the speed limit should be.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      August 11, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Honestly. You would think that would be the FIRST step a so-called Road Safety Commission would take for all federal roads.

      And to think that any move to implement speed limits across the country hasn’t yet been achieved in all these donkey years since FRSC was created… but they’d like us to give them a cookie because they’ve suddenly realised that “speed had been identified as a key risk factor in road traffic injuries”. Ngwa, come and take Okin biscuit for that lightening discovery.

      Our regulatory policies continue to be as ass-backwards as ever…

    • Jamce

      August 11, 2016 at 9:27 am

      @MSA, where have you been? Been missing your brilliant comments. Anyway, nice to know you are still around and cool. Cheers

    • Naijatalk

      August 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      Mz. SA igbuo mmadu with laughter. One really wonders about these people and agencies

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      August 11, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      @Jamce, dear sistren, I dey ohhhh… Doing my best to halt time! Ahn-Ahnn, sometimes you never even begin flex on Friday night, next thing Monday go just show! It is well with us in this fast closing 2016. ? And you sef scarce so I hope you’re keeping great as well.?

      @Naijatalk, nwa nne m, the people are just… something else. It’s beyond a joke.

  2. baba kay

    August 11, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Rubbish!!

    Another Avenue to chop money!!

    Speed limiter that would only be beeping when you go above the limit but won’t stop the vehicle!

    Next please….

  3. deedee

    August 11, 2016 at 9:49 am

    as in a tracker… why should nigerian individuals have speed limits on their cars…. where is that done, i even thought they meant the automatic one that they (frsc or cops use abroad) hold out on high way or roads to see if they have passed speed limits on roads that already have speed limit indications . i don’t get it, i even heard they want to start MOT… must we copy… why not bring things that suit our kind of environment instead of looking for ways to frustrate people…… will they stop politicians with escorts that speed and by pass traffic? or are the middle class and below going to have to go through this…?.

  4. Presh

    August 11, 2016 at 10:45 am

    What about ensuring that these commercial buses have functional side mirrors, and lights to drive at night . That’s where to start from not speed limit device. Cos i bet that it would be a total waste of resources , if these buses are not in a good state.

  5. eby

    August 11, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I’m not one for bad new or negativity , but won’t this kind of thing, increase crime ..i.e ( daylight and night time armed robbery)… people start slowing down without harming no one and getting attacked…i’m not saying overspeeding is not an unsafe act that shouldn’t be overlooked… but is that the main cause of 75% cases of accidents/incidents in Nigeria, or is it pole holes/ bad roads… I mean who sits down and creates these kinds of policies…
    speed limiting device can go well on company vehicles, or the presidential crew, house of assembly etc vehicles, cos they belong to an organisation or federal/state government, but not on personal vehicles, were they say democracy exist, people go on about their free will , when they are not own by the government ???,
    IF ITS NECESSARY, THEY
    should be put it with an attached cctv or attached cameras along traffic lights, intersections, major roads , just like they do in jand and some other places and parts of the world, when you pass the red light or you speedily go pass an area with the wrong speed limit, it takes shots – frontal view ( your windscreen, face and vehicle number ) and back view ( just incase the front shots arent visible enough).. and then they track you to your house / office address via your N.I/Social security number, if that was what they came up with, that will make sense… but on every vehicle, to waste and steal money , will not make the economy grow…

    You can’t force things that will not work on people, all these obvious fraud laws do not make any sense at all….. Finish fixing the road and making more effective safety measures. please any one reading this that’s reading this should tell t hem to do the right thing… that money that they are trying to get will still come if done the right way….

  6. Me

    August 11, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Before using your device, ensure that the speed limit signs are present and visible. You don’t just put speed limits in your computer orbrain and expect us to know it.

  7. Joseph

    August 11, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    A good move….. For those who think it’s a bad idea, you better think again because many lives are gone already as a result of overspeed………. A speed limiter will not just beep…. It actually cuts the fuel supply as soon as it gets to the set speed…… You cantact me if you need one.

    • hellojoseph

      August 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      lmaoo.. u are part of the problem, hoping they will give u the contract abi? so u can make money from us all.. welldone! how about yall install speed limit signs on the roads first, and is this also gonna be for the rural areas? the streets?

  8. Joseph

    August 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    07035916118

  9. OH DEAR!

    August 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    WHAT A BUNCH OF LOSERS ! SINCE WHEN DID THEY CARE WHO LOST THEIR LIFE? THEY’RE LOOKING FOR AN AVENUE TO CHOP MONEY !

    HOW CAN YOU ENFORCE ON PEOPLE A “SPEED LIMITING” DEVICE ??? IF SUCH A DEVICE EVEN EXISTS!..BLOODY TWATS SHOULD LOOK FOR HOW TO ERECT CLEAR SIGNS AND SPEED CAMERAS IF THEY’RE SO BOTHERED ABOUT OUR SPEED.

    WHAT A VERY USELESS IDEA AND SUGGESTION!..SOME OF THESE CRETINS AND RETARDS SHOULD BE FLOGGED FOR SUCH RIDICULOUS IDEAS AND STOP WASTING TAXPAYERS’ MONEY!

    WHILE WE’RE AT IT, LET’S EMPLOY PEOPLE IN BARS AND CLUBS THAT’LL PREVENT PEOPLE FROM DRINKING TOO MUCH AND GETTING DRUNK, ALCOHOL IS STILL ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATHS ISN’T IT ??..GET MY POINT ?

    I AM VEXING MEHN ! LMAOOO

  10. samuel

    August 12, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I don’t think this is what we need now. if you are talking about crashes on our road, it is majorly caused by bad roads and not necessarily speed, In other climes cars speed more on the road than in Nigeria and they have less crashes because of good roads. Our policy makers should stop using helpless Nigerians to make money. First, it was new plate number, now enforcement of the speed limit. I would even like FRSC to produce a statistics showing the cause of road accidents in Nigeria for all to see.
    Pls Dr.. Boboye, use your good office to tell the government to fix the roads first before anything else and see whether road accidents will reduce not.

  11. Phummy

    September 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    How do we get the speed limit on our vehicles please?

  12. Azeez

    October 3, 2016 at 8:42 am

    please while carrying out such kind of exercise,we urge the entire body of your office to try put up speed limit signs nation wide as a guide to all motorists nationwide

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