FRSC boss bemoans increasing speed-related crashes at Yuletide

FRSC boss bemoans increasing speed-related crashes at Yuletide

The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, on Sunday expressed concern over increasing cases of speed-related crashes recorded in this Yuletide season.


He voiced the concern in a statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, in Abuja.


Oyeyemi, therefore, directed all the FRSC commanding officers across the country to step up enforcement of the use of speed-limiting devices by motorists.


He said that the directive was necessary, following a review of the first phase of the end-of-year special patrol, embarked upon by the corps.


He said that the increase in crashes, as recorded within the period, was undermining the efforts of the corps to ensure safer road environments.


“Every step must be taken to restore normalcy to the road.


“We must step up enforcement of the regulations on use of speed-limiting device in the second phase of the special operations and in first quarter of next year, to drastically force down the growing trends of speed-induced crashes.


“Commanding officers are, hereby, given special directives on aggressive enforcement of the regulations on the use of speed-limiting device.


“This is to curb the rate of crashes and fatalities that excessive speeding causes, as shown by the records of the first phase of the special operations.


“Consequently, those that are operating without speed limiters or those using faulty devices as well as those that have reset their own speed limiters to make them ineffective, must not be spared to endanger other road users,” he warned.


The FRSC, as part of its annual special end-of-year patrol, has engaged in special Christmas and New Year patrol.


The patrol is aimed at addressing the usual cases of traffic congestion, crashes, death and injuries, resulting from increased human and vehicular traffic within the period.

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