FRSC Fines 2800 Drivers For Speed Limiter Offence
By Dipo Olowooere
Barely two days after the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) commenced the enforcement of speed limiters on commercial vehicles, about 2800 persons have been charged for violation.
This information was disclosed by the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi.
Mr Oyeyemi explained that those booked for the offence were commercial drivers.
According to him, the policy was not meant to inflict pain on motorists and road users, but for their safety.
“The exercise is also known as free safety checks.
“In the coming days, the leadership of the organised transport unions such as NURTW, NUPENG PTD, NARTO, RTEAN LUBOAN shall be involved in the advisory enforcement by joining FRSC top officers to patrol,” he said.
The Corps Marshal explained that the advisory enforcement was a sort of subtle force that entailed stopping commercial vehicles, verifying electronically whether the devise was fixed.
However, Mr Oyeyemi expressed satisfaction with the advisory enforcement of speed limiting device nationwide.
He appealed to commercial vehicle operators to continually patronise the devise as there was no going back on its full and real enforcement come January 2017.