FRSC to enforce speed limits to curb crashes.

By Niyi Maraiyesa

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The Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps Boboye Oyeyemi has expressed cornered over higher rate of crash induced by high speed.

Following a careful review of the first phase of the end of year special patrol being embarked upon by personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and increasing cases of speed related crashes recorded within the period,

The Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem in a press release issued in Abuja on Sunday. According to him expressed concerns that the increasing level of speed induced crashes as recorded within the period is undermining the efforts of the Corps to ensure safer road environments, saying every steps must be taken to restore normalcy to the road.

Kazeem further noted that while other causative factors such as route violation, dangerous driving and light sign violations were not completely ruled out in the records of crashes that occurred within the period,

…”the reoccurring nature of speeding as a major factor was a source of deep concern to the Corps Marshal who has ordered for a review of the strategy for a more effective enforcement of the regulations on use of speed limiting device.”

While warning the drivers to be cautious of the speed which has become a major causative factor in crash occurrences within the period under review, despite the massive public enlightenment campaigns launched by the Corps to sensitize members of the public.

on the menace of speed induced crashes, the Corps Marshal described the phenomenon as unacceptable.

“We must step up enforcement of the regulations on use of speed limiting device in the second phase of the special operations and first quarter of next year to drastically force down the growing trends of speed induced crashes,” he stated.

“Commanding Officers are hereby given special directives on aggressive enforcement of the regulations on the use of speed limiting device to curb the rate of crashes and fatalities that speeding causes, as shown by the records of the first phase of the special operations.

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