Gov Emmanuel demands enforcement of speed limiting device in commercial vehicles

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Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel has urged the Federal Road Service Corps, FRSC to ensure strict enforcement of the installation of speed limiting devices on all commercial vehicles by drivers to reduce road crashes in the country.

Emmanuel who gave the charge on Thursday during the 2021 Ember months road safety campaign flag-off with the theme, “Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels and Enjoy Quality Road Experience,” said the speed limiting device would check uncontrollable speeding by some drivers.

The governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Transport, Uno Etim Uno further urged the FRSC to apprehend and prosecute commercial drivers, using vehicles not road worthy saying such cars put the lives of the passengers at risk.

The governor noted that some drivers were addicted to drunk driving, speeding, impatience while others were careless about the safety status of their vehicles by putting partially functional vehicles at the risk of their lives, passengers and other road users.

” As we would agree, road crashes have taken a heavy toll on many families across the country. Parents, breadwinners and loved ones have had their dreams truncated through avoidable road accidents, leaving their families in anguish, agony and despair.

“Speaking sincerely, most of the crashes would have been averted if our road users, especially our drivers were a little more careful when on the steering.

“I strongly advocate for the strict enforcement of the installation of the speed limiting device by all commercial drivers to check the uncontrollable speeding by some recalcitrant drivers.” He said

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Earlier, the FRSC Sector Commander in Akwa Ibom, Mr Matthew Olonisaye, said the command was poised to take proactive measures towards promoting traffic safety in the country.

Olonisaye urged the motoring public to desist from acts capable of endangering the lives and properties of road users.

“Compliance with traffic rules and regulations should be of utmost importance to the motoring public. Motorists are advised to avoid speeding, use of phone while driving, driving against the flow and their looming undesirable outcomes,” Olonisaye said.

He warned drivers, motorists and all road users against night travels, stressing that persons involved in night travel mishaps were rarely rescued.

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