The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC is working with relevant Authorities to ensure that only Vehicles installed with Speed Limit Device are allowed into the country.
The Acting Corps Marshal of FRSC, Dauda Ali-Biu stated this while receiving the Leadership of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW at the FRSC Headquarters in Abuja.
Dauda Ali-Biu said the measure became necessary to remove additional cost burden on drivers for installation of the device.
According to him the FRSC decided to introduce the device as part of measures to check overspeeding by motorists particularly commercial drivers.
He also appealed to the NURTW Executives to caution members on creating additional seats in their vehicles which always result in overloading.
The FRSC Boss emphasized the need for the two organizations to work together towards addressing incessant road accidents which Over Seventy Five Percent could be attributed to over speeding, drunk driving, and use of phones while driving as well as non compliance to use of seat belt.
Dauda Ali-Biu also stressed the need for commercial drivers to avoid night journey which he said was always difficult for officers and Men during emergencies.
President National Union of Road Transport Workers Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa pledged the Union’s continued working relations with Traffic Management Agencies for free accident Ember Months.
Alhaji Baruwa while soliciting the assistance of FRSC on regular training For NURTW members said the union would work with relevant security agencies to eradicate road side and illegal motor Parks causing obstruction in major highways across the country
According to him, all the NURTW Executives have been directed to always ensure safety at motor Parks and respect the rights of passengers at all times.
By Kayode Oyedare