November 30, 2017

Speed limiter has reduced accidents in Enugu—FRSC

Speed limiter has reduced accidents in Enugu—FRSC

By Dennis Agbo

THE Federal Roads Safety Commission, FRSC, has disclosed that with increased usage of the speed limiting device, particularly by commercial motorists, road crashes have reduced drastically in Enugu State.

FRSC said the device reduced crashes with about 50 percent, noting that from recorded incidences of 212 road traffic crashes in 2016, the speed limiter reduced it to 159 in 2017 in Enugu State.

It also disclosed that with the use of the device, deaths record from the crashes in the outgoing years fell to 79 as against 107 recorded last year.

The state Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Edward Zamber, made the disclosures at the flag off of 2017 Ember Months campaign mega rally in Enugu.

Speaking, Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries, Mr. Johan Doyer, said the objective of the Don’t Drink and Drive campaign was to discourage drunk-driving and improve safety on Nigeria roads.

Doyer, who was represented by his company’s Sustainability and Regulatory Relations Manager, Mr. Edem Vinda, stated that the company has since inception engaged over 16,000 drivers and other road users in 40 cities and towns across the country.