Speed limit violation: FRSC charge 2,800

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Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi.

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Over 2,800 motorists have been ticketed by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) for violating the directive on installing speed limiting devices.

Corps Marshal of the Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, said that the motorists’ books were only owners of commercial vehicles.

He said that the motorists were booked within the first two days of enforcing the directive adding that the enforcement was not to inflict pain on motorists and road users but that the enforcement was rather for commercial vehicle owners to voluntarily imbibe the culture of its usage and key into it.

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He said the advisory enforcement the corps started with was a sort of subtle force that entailed stopping commercial vehicles, verifying electronically whether the devise was fixed.

Oyeyemi said that citations were given to offenders for corrective purposes.

He expressed satisfaction with the advisory enforcement of speed limiting device nationwide as 2,800 commercial vehicles were issued tickets at the beginning

“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

The Corps Marshal, therefore, advised commercial vehicle operators to continually patronise the device as, according to him, there was no going back on its full and real enforcement come January 2017.


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