FRSC reports that the majority of fleet operators have implemented speed limiters

FRSC reports that the majority of fleet operators have implemented speed limiters

According to recent statements from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the vast majority of registered fleet operators in the country have installed speed limit devices in their vehicles.

The spokesperson for FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, provided this information during a recent conversation with a correspondent.

During the seventh United Nations Global Road Safety Week in Abuja in May, the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Dauda Biu, highlighted the alarming statistic that over 40,000 people lose their lives annually due to road traffic crashes in Nigeria.

Regarding the implementation status of the speed limiter policy introduced in 2016, Kazeem “stated that they have been experiencing significant success thus far. The policy involved the accreditation and certification of speed limit vendors who are responsible for selling, installing, and calibrating the device in compliance with legally prescribed speed limits.”

Currently, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) continues to actively engage with stakeholders to enhance the level of compliance with speed limit devices. These engagements include a stakeholders meeting organized by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in collaboration with the FRSC.

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The purpose of the meeting was to introduce a policy on pre-fitted speed-limiting devices for both imported and locally manufactured vehicles. Many of the discussions and recommendations made during the meeting have already been put into action to ensure more effective adherence to the installation of these devices. 

“More so, the Corps Transport Standardisation Office goes all out to inspect fleets nationwide with a view of ensuring that the device is installed and well-calibrated.”

On the level of compliance, Kazeem said, “The compliance level is above board, especially the organised fleet operators. They have actually worked with our Commanding Officers nationwide to ensure a full transition to the speed limiter regime.”

“As it stands today, almost all registered fleet operators have installed the device in their vehicles. The Corps is also making serious moves in enforcement, particularly other commercial vehicle operators that do not have a fleet. The essence is to ensure that collectively speed-related crashes are brought to an end.”

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