Speed-limiting device: FRSC issues 2,800 ‘tickets’ to commercial drivers in 24 hours


The Federal Road Safety Commission on Sunday said an estimated 2,800 commercial vehicle drivers were ticketed for failing to install speed limiting devices in their automobiles.

The Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, issued a reminder in August warning owners of commercial vehicles to equip them with speed-limiting devices no later than October 1, 2016.

But the FRSC statement Sunday, which was signed by its spokesman Bisi Kazeem, indicated that many drivers are yet to comply with the road safety directive which commenced on Saturday.

Mr. Kazeem, however, said drivers who were issued tickets were part of a mock enforcement exercise and will not part with their money for now. But he said violations of the speed-limiting devices will start attracting fines from January 2017.

“The enforcement will be put in place by January and we urge all commercial vehicle operates to comply with this guidelines the FRSC put in place as a better safety measure for them and their passengers,” Mr. Kazeem said.

The spokesperson said the FRSC also billed the exercise as free safety checks which road transport stakeholders have agreed to participate in.

“In the coming days, the leadership of the organised transport unions, such as, National Union of Road Transport Workers, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Nigerian Association Of Road Transport Owners, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, among others, shall be involved in the advisory enforcement by joining FRSC’s top officers for patrol activities,” Mr. Kazeem said.

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  • musa aliyu

    Ole, onyioshi,barawo frsc

  • Alhaji

    Commercial drivers should go to court to void the ‘law.” You concentrate more when you speed than when you are not. FRSC should ticket the Federal Government for our bad roads that have been coursing accident throughout the country. They should get a good lawyer. A bad law cannot be enforced.

    • Rommel

      It is possible that those toxic fumes you inhale has distorted your reasoning

      • oladele

        You can’t have ppl handcuffed just so they don’t steal, you can’t enforce a law that limits your job. You are supposed to catch speeders, not enforcing a law that will reduce your job

        • Rommel

          The ultimate aim is to save lives and not to catch speeders

      • Alhaji

        That is the truth. I know you hate the truth. Again, if the drivers can challenge the “law”‘ in the court, they will void it, and you will be ignominious defeated.

      • Alhaji

        You will be ignominiously defeated if the drivers can hire a good lawyer to challenge the” law” in the court.

    • Commentsfile..!!!

      so you still encourage speeding on bad Roads?
      some people in here still reason like six graders..

      • Netanyahu

        how do you speed on bad roads? This is an ill-timed policy. Nigerians are going through hell to meet daily demands of the family. No good roads, no food, water, electricity, high cost of fuels, nonexistent medicare etc.

      • Alhaji

        We shall see if there will be no accident after you install the gadget in your vehicle. I know you are one of the thieves lining up at FRSC to supply the fake machine that will only work for maybe two months. Can you mention any commercial vehicles in advanced country, such as the US where the law requires them to install such gadget?

  • Rommel

    Since Nigerians seem to love money so much,fines could change a whole lot of things if properly implemented.

  • Commentsfile..!!!

    Laws are made to correct societal ills, but
    in Nigeria where most people dont value their own
    lives they must be made to pay to understand
    that, they only obey those laws that will make
    them spend, anything less than that for
    them na “Akuko na egwu” I wish the FRSC
    will move a step further in ascertaining the Road
    worthiness of Both Private and Commercial
    vehicles plying Nigeria Roads, with 2yrs
    inspection interval. this will help a lot in reducing
    the high number of accidents and make the
    Roads safer for road users.

  • wazobia ninja!!!!!!

    so,which favorite son of the FRSC has the sole franchise to supply,distribute and retail the speed limiting device??? as it is,we already have naija made speed limiting devices all over the country-kettle,pot and man holes …………………

  • favourtalk

    This is a good initiative, we shall surely get there

  • Nation

    Meaningless.. in civilized world what countries do is radar installation and mobile surveillance ..all roads have diverse speed limits ..intercity is not same within city and lazy government taking unsubstantiated decision that’s not scientifically proven will work.

    In Nigeria no1 cause of accident is aggressive and dangerous driving. Most drivers take wrong decision and overtaken at wrong places being too much in haste. In my opinion many are not qualified to be driving on our roads.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    At least they were ticketed and not impounding their vehicles as is the usual action of law enforcement. We are gradually getting somewhere near civilization, aren’t we?


    Wow! This is good.