Compliance to speed limit device very low in Plateau

Men of FRSC on duty

Very few motorists in Plateau have installed the “speed limit” device in their vehicles, three weeks after the deadline, according to Mr Crawford Otti, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) sector commander.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that FRSC had given motorists, especially commercial vehicles and fleet operators up to Feb. 1, to comply with the directive.

Otti told NAN in Jos on Sunday, that his command was facing “a stiff resistance” from the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

“Most motorists have complained of the exorbitant price of the device; they say that it is not affordable.

“But we have told them that our task is to enforce the directive; we keep reminding them that we don’t sell it and cannot therefore influence its price.” he said.

Otti, however, said that efforts were on ground to ensure compliance, in view of the advantages of the device.

“We shall soon organise a stakeholders’ consultative forum to further educate motorists on the importance of the device to road safety.

“In the past, we limited our efforts to parks; this time, we shall take our campaigns to Churches, Mosques and other public places,” he said.

He said that FRSC would collaborate with security agencies to force motorists to comply.

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