The Federal Government of Nigeria says April 2016 will be the deadline for commercial vehicle owners to install speed limit devices in their vehicles.
According to the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, there is no going back on the new date, as officials of the corps would impound vehicles of anyone who fails to comply with the directives.
“Speed accounts for greater part of the causes of crashes. We are on course with the stakeholders on this and there is no going back on Mr President’s directive of April 1.
“We have already created a portal and will impound as many vehicles that flaunt this.
“I have enough provision, nationwide, to impound and prosecute them,” he said.
“We are going to encourage the states through the collaboration to set up the state management agencies. We already have about 12 states that have that.
“It’s one of the policies of the corps to encourage the states to set up the state traffic management agencies,” he explained.
According to him, the establishment of the traffic management agencies would enable the FRSC pull out from urban areas and focus more on the highways.