Tamper With Installed Speed Limiter Device In Vehicles, Risk Impoundment – FRSC Warns Fleet Operators
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has issued a strong warning to fleet operators who tamper with the calibrated Speed Limiter Devices in their vehicles for economic benefits or otherwise to desist from such act or risk impoundment of their vehicles and subsequent compulsory re installation and calibration of such speed limiters.
According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi who frowned at the dangerous act has issued an express directive to the Zonal Commanding Officers, Sector Commanders and Unit Commanders across the country to impound at sight, any vehicle caught in the act, have the driver prosecuted and force re installation and calibration of the speed limiting device.
Oyeyemi lamented that these elements engage in such deadly act for economic gains, they speed beyond the prescribed legal speed limit in other to make more trips within a short time at the detriment of the lives of their passengers and other road users.
However, he noted that the perpetrators want to ridicule the achievement recorded by the Corps since the commencement of enforcement on the device. FRSC came up with a tactical strategy to impound such vehicles and make the drivers face the law accordingly.
While reiterating the reason the Corps introduced the policy some years back, the Corps Marshal was quoted as saying, “The Federal Road Safety Corps as the Lead Government Agency saddled with the responsibility of Road Traffic Management in Nigeria identified speeding as a major contributing factor to road crashes and attendant casualties in the country.
To create a safer motoring environment which is our core vision, Federal Road Safety Commission in line with the resolutions reached with Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Automotive Council of Nigeria, Transport Union Association and other stakeholders commenced the implementation and enforcement on the use of Speed Limiter devices in vehicles starting with commercial vehicles, nationwide”.