[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ore than 2,800 motorists have been ticketed by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) for violating the directive on installing speed limiting devices. The culprits were caught on Saturday, driving commercial vehicles not installed with speed limiting devices, contrary to directives by the Federal government.
Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), who confirmed that the motorists books were only owners of commercial vehicles, said they 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 .
The FRSC boss said the enforcement was rather for commercial vehicle owners to voluntarily imbibe the culture of its usage and key into it.
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 th the beginning
“The exercise is also known as free safety checks,” he said. “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, therefore, advised commercial vehicle operators to continually patronize the devise as there was no going back on its full and real enforcement come January 2017.
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