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FRSC impounds 70 vehicles in Oyo over speed limit device

The FRSC in Oyo State says no fewer than 70 commercial vehicles have been impounded in the state since the enforcement of the speed limit device on Feb. 1.

Mr Yusuf Salami, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, stated this on Wednesday in an interview  in Ibadan.

Salami said the level of compliance in Oyo State had increased because of the intensified efforts in enforcement and awareness.

He said speed-related road traffic crashes had reduced drastically in the state since the commencement of the exercise.

“Awareness is very high and all the stakeholders, like the fleet operators, National Union of Road Transport Workers, traditional rulers and religious institution contributed to the successes recorded so far.

“The penalty for not installing the speed limiting device is N3, 000 and commercial drivers are very careful not to be arrested.

“ They pay the fine and rush to install the device.

“Whenever we arrest them for not installing the device, we fine them and encourage them to install it.

“ We also let them know the benefit of installing the device as it reduces the rate of fatality whenever accident occurs as well as extend the life span of vehicles, ’’ Salami said.

Salami advised commercial drivers yet to install the device to do so as the commission had carried out enough sensitisatiion.

He urged motorists to abide by road traffic rules and regulations for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Salami also warned cab drivers carrying two passengers on the front seat to desist, saying the commission would continue to arrest violators and prosecute them.


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