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Speed limiting device: FRSC booked 2, 800 commercial drivers as advisory enforcement enters day 2

…Says full enforcement to begin January 2017

As the advisory enforcement on the use of speed limiting device by drivers nationwide enters the second day, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday, disclosed that about 2, 800 commercial drivers have been issued tickets for non-compliance.

The Corps Marshal of tAThe Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, who made the disclosure, expressed satisfaction with the advisory enforcement on take off.

The advisory enforcement is a sort of subtle force that entails stopping commercial vehicles, verifying electronically whether the devise is fixed and giving citation to offenders for corrective purposes.

The corps marshal, in a statement by the Head, Media Relations and Strategy of the corps, Bisi Kazeem, explained that the enforcement was not to inflict pain on motorists and road users but for commercial vehicle owners to voluntarily imbibe the culture of its
usage and key into it.

He said the exercise is also known as free safety checks.

“In the coming days, the leadership of
the organised transport unions such as NURTW, NUPENG PTD, NARTO, RTEAN LUBOAN shall be involved in the advisory enforcement by joining FRSC top officers to patrol,” he said.

Oyeyemi, therefore, advised
commercial vehicle operators to continually patronise the devise as
there is no going back on its full and real enforcement come January 2017.

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