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Tension in S-East over Oct 1 deadline for speed limiters

By Francis Igata

ENUGU—Anxiety pervades commercial fleet operators and commuters in the south-east geo-political zone over the October 1, commencement of enforcement on Speed Limiters by the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, on all commercial vehicles nationwide.

This is even as transporters and commuters,in unison, accused FRSC of using the scheme to allegedly extort transporters, a situation they fear will paralyse free flow of movement in the region. They further lamented the cost of installation, wondering why it should come at a time when eighty percent of the populace can hardly afford a meal per day.

Vanguard checks at some commercial fleet operator’s depot showed that apart from Peace Mass Transit,PMT,and ABC Transport Company who recorded hundred percent compliance, other fleet operators had no plans of complying with the installation demand from FRSC

Further checks also revealed that there is apprehension as to how people will get to their various destinations given FRSC commitment to enforce the installation. Already,a battery of FRSC stop-and-check patrol team have been mounted at Ogui, Independence,New Haven axis of Enugu metropolis preparatory to October 1, enforcement.


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