FRSC To Enforce Speed Limit To Reduce Road Accidents

Channels Television  
Updated July 3, 2015

FRSC bossThe Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Nigeria, Boboye Oyeyemi, says the agency would enforce speed limit regulations to reduce road accidents. 

Mr Oyeyemi said that the commission had put together training for tanker drivers and that by September 1 the agency would ensure full compliance to the use of a speed limit device.

According to him, the Federal Government is doing its best to fix vandalised pipelines and the refineries to reduce the cluster around the Apapa road and the amount of tankers on the road.

Speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily on Friday, the FRSC boss said most tankers on the road were over 30 years of age and that only multi-national companies could purchase new ones which cost up to 30 million Naira.

On why tanker drivers spill products when involved in accident, he said it was because the safety valve that the tanker is supposed to have was missing.

“In developed countries trailers do crash but they don’t spill the products but here in Nigeria, the products spill because the safety valve is missing.”

He said that the FRSC had engaged the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) for the release of guidelines for the required standard.

He also stated that the tankers being made in Nigeria lacked safety valve and should be fixed before the tanker loads.

The FRSC boss emphasised that all tankers that do not have the safety valve should not be allowed to load.