By Ibironke Ariyo
The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has reiterated the enforcement of speed limiting device on all vehicles as the end of the year celebration approaches.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, said this at the stakeholders’ workshop on child road safety strategy for Nigeria in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the FRSC introduced the use of the speed limit device in 2016 to reduce incidents of accidents and loss of lives.
Oyeyemi emphasised that over speeding, reckless driving and overloading were among the causes of road accidents in the country.
He said that the Corps was determined to confront negative driving behaviours that would lead to unwarranted loss of lives and property.
This he said was necessary to note as the traffic gradually builds up in the preparation for the end of the year celebration.
He said that the Corps would ensure enforcement of strict compliance with the use for speed limiting device and road worthiness standards.
The FRSC boss also said that fatigue was one of the causes of road traffic crashes and admonished drivers to observe adequate rest before embarking on any journey.
“The Corps wishes to draw the attention of the motoring public to the increasing rate of road traffic crashes involving commercial vehicles especially mini buses, with attendant high fatality and injuries.
“Investigation has shown that most of these cases were avoidable if road users complied with traffic regulations and observed safe driving rules.
“Road users are encouraged to adhere strictly to all advisories on safe driving during the Yuletide seasons. Drivers are also expected to comply with speed limit specifications, avoid night journeys and fatigue,” he said.