It is now official as FRSC (Federal Road Safety Corps) issues a direct warning to all fleet operators in Nigeria who normally make adjustments on the pre-calibrated speed limiter device installed in their cars for economic gains. The Agency is now warning that such acts when revealed will lead to impoundment of the affected vehicles as well as a compulsory re-calibration and re-installation of a fresh speed limiter to the cars.
FRSC says tampering with pre-installed speed limiter in vehicles can lead to impoundment
This policy had actually been put forward many years ago but the Corps Marshal of FRSC – Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi says that many local fleet operators have in recent times tampered with their vehicles' speed limiters just have more speed to make round trips in a shorter time. This puts the lives of other road users and their passengers at risk.
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Dr. Oyeyemi, speaking recently on why the FRSC, has decided to reiterate this policy:
“The Federal Road Safety Corps as the Lead Government Agency saddled with the responsibility of Road Traffic Management in Nigeria identified speeding as a major contributing factor to road crashes and attendant casualties in the country.
To create a safer motoring environment which is our core vision, Federal Road Safety Commission in line with the resolutions reached with Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Automotive Council of Nigeria, Transport Union Association and other stakeholders commenced the implementation and enforcement on the use of Speed Limiter devices in vehicles starting with commercial vehicles, nationwide”.