Fleet operators are being warned by the Federal Road Safety Corps not to tamper with the calibrated Speed Limiting Devices in their vehicles for economic benefits or other purposes.
The FRSC cautioned them to desist from such act or risk impoundment of their vehicles and subsequent compulsory re-installation and calibration of such speed limiters.
This was contained in a press statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, on Wednesday.
The statement quoted Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, as frowning at the dangerous act and issuing an express directive “to the Zonal Commanding Officers, Sector Commanders and Unit Commanders across the country to impound at sight, any vehicle caught in the act, have the driver prosecuted and force re-installation and calibration of the speed limiting devise.”
Oyeyemi added, “I have directed Commanding Officers to impound all vehicles suspected to have altered the device in their vehicles and ensure that such vehicles recalibrate the device before the vehicles are released and we shall be very strict and swift on this.
“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, Automotive Council of Nigeria, Transport Union Association and other stakeholders commenced the implementation and enforcement on the use of Speed Limiting devices in vehicles starting with commercial vehicles, nationwide.”