FRSC set to enforce speed limiting devices in vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has concluded plans to commence full enforcement of the compulsory use of speed limiting devices to combat the increasing speed-related road traffic crashes in the country. Excessive speed continues to be the number one road accident factor with approximately 50 percent of reported road traffic crashes in the country. The speed limiters are to be enforced from September 1, 2015, a shift in the enforcement date from June 1.

Analysts predict that the implementation will result in about 30 percent crash reduction because commercial vehicles presently account for over 30 percent of crashes and 40 percent of deaths. The first phase of the implementation will involve commercial vehicles while the next phase involving other categories of vehicles such as private cars will commence soon after.