Imported commercial vehicles to be fitted with speed limiter from January 2017
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has said all commercial vehicles coming into the country from the first of January, 2017 must be fitted with speed limiter.
Oyeyemi stated this in Kaduna, when he visited the FRSC Sector Command for routine interaction with personnel to strengthen operational duties and general service delivery.
Oyeyemi, represented by the Head of Operations, FRSC Headquarters Abuja, Deputy Corps Marshal Ojeme Ewhrudjakpor, disclosed that the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has written to all importers of vehicles to comply with the order.
He said this will reduce the pains of buying a vehicle and be forced to spend again to install the device. He also said that the corps will meet with vehicle assembly plants within the country this week; to see how they could install the device as part of vehicles fitted specifications.
The FRSC boss explained that the current persuasive enforcement of the device is to give motorist time to comply, adding that, from the first of January, 2017, it will be an offence not to have it on commercial vehicles.