50% Of Road Crashes Caused By Overspeeding – FRSC

Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has stated that 50 per cent of road crashes in 2014 was as a result of overspeeding, hence the need for speed limiters to regulate drivers on the Nigerian roads.

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting at the headquarters of the FRSC in Abuja, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said the introduction and enforcement of speed limiters will be able to cut down on the speed induced crashes, even as he doubted the June 1 deadline for enforcement of speed limiters pending the decision of the technical committee meeting’s recommendations.

While addressing the technical session of the stakeholders of the road sector, Oyeyemi said it has become necessary to allow for thorough assessment of the competitiveness of various speed limiters types in the country.

“There is no doubt that following the introduction and earlier deliberations, coupled with sensitisation of members of the public, different grades and types of the speed limiters have been introduced to the corps by various organisations for acceptance and eventual adoption in Nigeria. Indeed, all over the world, different types of speed limiters are in use. It is therefore in the interest of the nation that we carry out competitiveness assessment of the various speed limiters types and come out with an acceptance model that would not only serve the envisioned purpose but also durable and easily accessible.

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