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Obey October 1 Speed Limiter Deadline or Face the Music — FRSC

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria has vowed to deal with commercial, drivers who fail to comply with the October 1 deadline for the enforcement of speed limiting device in the state.

The state’s Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Wobin Gora,said this in Yenagoa, on Saturday while reaffirming to newsmen that the deadline is sacrosanct.

He advised commercial drivers in the state to obey the directive and install the speed limit device in their vehicles, or face the music, insisting that the command was committed to strict enforcement of the directive.

He said that any commercial driver who failed to comply with the directive would be prosecuted.

Wobin Gora, Bayelsa State FRSC Sector Commander.
Wobin Gora, Bayelsa State FRSC Sector Commander.

According to the Sector Commander, “The campaign for installation of the speed limiting device has been going on for quite some time.

“Let me emphatically warn commercial drivers in the state that there is no going back on the October 1 deadline.

“My advice to them is to install the device in their vehicles as anybody who failed to do so is doing that at his own risk,” he warned.

Gora, however, explained that installing the device would not only reduce crashes resulting from excessive speed but would go a long way to reduce fuel consumption by vehicles.

“When speed is reduced, it saves cost of fuel consumption; it saves the cost of repairing the vehicle and reduce fatality to the barest minimal,” he said.

It could be recalled that the Bayelsa Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) intervened for FRSC to extend the enforcement date of the device, citing the current harsh economy in the country.

The Bayelsa State NURTW also noted that transportation business was no longer thriving as a result of the downturn in the economy. The union also stated that extending the deadline would enable its members to save money to purchase the device.

FRSC in other states of the federation has also issued the same warning to drivers in their states, citing stiffer penalty to defaulters.

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