Police, SSS, Army to join in enforcement of speed-limiters — FRSC

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials
FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials

The Federal Road Safety Commission on Wednesday said all was set for the whole scale enforcement of speed limiting device in commercial vehicles across Nigeria.

FRSC spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement Tuesday that the commission will go ahead with the February 1 deadline for all commercial vehicles to be equipped with speed-limiting devices.

Mr. Kazeem’s statement said “the army, police, civil defence, Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies were on standby to provide security support.”

Similarly, all sector and field commands of the FRSC had been fully mobilised for the exercise, Mr. Kazeem said.

He stated that mobile courts had been set up nationwide for the purpose, adding that defaulters could pay up to N3,000 as penalty depending on the discretion of the courts.

“In readiness for the full enforce tomorrow, the field commands have been fully mobilised to commence full blast enforcement of the SLD nationwide.

“To facilitate enforcement, a portal of speed limiting device (SLD) was created and is operational and a short code to confirm the installation of SLD is active.

“A standard operating procedure (SOP) has been dispatched with a directive that copies of those SOP be shared to security agencies within the commands’ areas of jurisdiction.

“A template for daily report has also be designed and forwarded to commands, while booking sheets with Failure to Install Speed Limiting Device (FSLD) have been distributed to field commands,’’ he said.

For effectiveness, the spokesman added that sector commanders had been instructed to carry out joint patrols with unit commands in the whole of February.

According to him, commands are expected to hold mobile court sittings from the onset, and where mobile courts are likely to slow down enforcement they can proceed without them.

“We have created a situation room to monitor and collate report on daily basis and test-run for the clampdown.

“Sector commands are fully prepared and have made arrangements for security backups and joint patrols with the police, civil defence, army and other security agencies,’’ he said.

The FRSC had deferred the deadlines for the speed-limiters requirement three times between 2015 and 2016.

The commission said the new policy will help curb incessant road crashes in the country while improving traveling experience of motorists.


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  • Otile

    We are awaiting good news that our Imam is back home considering that Ingila is too cold for him now. We don’t want any useless news, all we want to hear is that our Imam is back and healthy period.

    • FreeNigeria

      he go come like him malu malu brother Yar Adua.

  • FreeNigeria

    Wetin concern Army with enforcing speed limit? The jungle called Nigeria.

    • Epsilon_Delta

      Army, SSS… organisations meant to defend the state against external invading forces will enforce speed limiters? It’s like FBI, CIA and the Marines checking speed limiters. What do I expect? Our air force now pursue cattle rustlers and rescue stolen cattle!

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  • Angry Niaja

    Avenue for Bribery galore. Can we ever get anything right in Nigeria, what is the job of FRSC? Why drag other agencies into this!!!

  • peter

    bisi , the liar of frsc.the courts will soon get busy on the speed limiter issues.

  • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

    Bullshit. A technology that has failed implementation all over the world is what Nigeria is embarking on. The reason for this is the money some people would make thats all. Every time FRSC comes up with something new to make money. How many times have they built biometric drivers licence database. 3 times. Worthless Organisation.

    • Paul Irumundomon

      All they needed is give tickets to car going above speed limits, once you have three speeding tickets in one year, they yank your license for another year, you raise money and drivers will slow down.
      This technology, just make the nation look more like mumu. You do not enforce good laws with power, that is where Africans get it all wrong.

  • Suleiman Alatise

    Useless organization that can not control traffic properly, that takes six months to renew ordinary drivers license wants to enforce speed limit device, nonsense, boboye in his own interest should not trigger what will consume him.

  • rhad

    another way of extorting motorist. Thief!!! Now SSS, army, gugu defense are involved I hope these forces wold not be killing drivers because of bribe. You forgot to mention air force, was it a mistake? Nonsense.

  • Paul Irumundomon

    Include the airforce and navy, because you missed or failed to list them. In responsible countries, one police, can patrol five miles, and unlike in nigeria, where you have ten officers, in one spot, all they do is collect money and can’t even watch when you have guns in your truck.