February 1 set for enforcement of speed limiting device.

Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi

Nigeria’s road safety agency will begin full enforcement of speed limiting devices from February 1, 2017.

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi said that violations would start attracting fines from the set date.

Corps Marshal Oyeyemi, said in Lagos that the commission had commenced advisory enforcement to road users since October 1 and that about 131,000 road users had been enlightened on the device.

“The speed limiter is on course; by Feb. 1, 2017, the full enforcement and implementation will commence. We commenced advisory enforcement some months back,” the FRSC boss said.

So far, about 131,000 people have been given citation and enlightenment.

We are on course because speed limit device is the solution; we will lead them to ensure they are safe and also prevent them from crashes,” he said.

Oyeyemi also stressed that many drivers are yet to comply with the directive on speed limiters and hoped they comply before the set date.