Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has warned motorists flouting the regulation on use of speed limiting devices in their vehicles to desist from such aberration in 2021.
The corps marshal, who issued the warning on Saturday in a statement in Abuja, noted that such disobedience had resulted in the upsurge in speed-related accidents.
“Such flagrant disobedience to traffic safety rules would no longer be condoned in the new year, as enforcement would be total and unwavering,” he warned.
Oyeyemi also called on Nigerians to improve on their road use culture, in view of improved road rehabilitation and constructions going on across the country.
He, nonetheless, noted that the corps was pleased with the conduct of most drivers during Christmas and New Year celebrations, which reduced the rate and fatality of road accidents during the period.
“Every Nigerian must remain committed to tackling the challenges which road safety and COVID-19 pose to the nation’s health, safety, security and wellbeing by doing what is right at all times,” he said.
Oyeyemi commended all the stakeholders that participated in road safety campaigns during the festive periods to make the roads safer.
He said that road safety remained a shared responsibility, which no single organisation could tackle all alone without support and collaboration of relevant stakeholders.
He expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for rendering all necessary moral and logistics support for the success of the campaigns.
The FRSC boss called on all Nigerians to embrace the ongoing safety campaign to make it an all-round success, as it would stimulate the socio-economic development of the nation.
He called for the personal responsibility of the citizens in promoting the fulfilment of the campaigns to make the roads safer.
Oyeyemi also urged the people to remain active by always observing all traffic regulations, while reporting road emergencies promptly to the FRSC through the
toll-free line: 122.
He also advised the public to report such emergency to the National Traffic radio 107.1 F.M. by calling 08052998090 or 09067000015 for prompt response.