MasterwebNews 25/1/17 - Stay off Lokoja-Abuja highway without speed limiting device -FRSC

[ Masterweb Reports ] - The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi State has asked commercial vehicles without the speed limiting device to stay off the Lokoja–Abuja highway and other roads in the state as from Feb. 1.

 

The state Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Olusegun Martins, who gave the order on Wednesday in Lokoja said that such vehicles would be impounded and the owners prosecuted.

 

He said that his men will be on the road and other roads in the state to enforce the speed limiting device on all commercial vehicles as from Feb. 1, saying that the period of advisory enforcement was over.

 

The Sector Commander who spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting on the speed limiting device appealed to commercial drivers to comply with the law as it was a means to curb carnage on the roads.

 

According to him, the commission has no control over the sale and installation of the speed limiting device but advised them to guide against buying fake gadgets.

 

The Chief Executive Officer of the Marabash Global Trading Company, one of the 42 speed limiting device vendors licensed by the Federal Government, Mr Abdulhakeem Williams, expressed the readiness of his company to make the gadget available in the state.

 

Williams, who took time to educate the stakeholders present on how the gadget works,  said that the machine doesn’t prevent accidents from happening but only control’s the speed of vehicles.

 

He advised drivers to abide by traffic codes and join hands with other stakeholders to stop carnage on the highways.

 

Mr Lawrence Mokikan and Mr Hassan Yusuff both of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), appealed to the vendors to make the gadget affordable and easy to operate.

 

Both Mokikan and Yusuff expressed the readiness of commercial vehicle operators to comply with the new directive but pleaded with the FRSC to handle its enforcement with a human face. (NAN)

 

*Photo Caption - As seen.

 
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