In order to prevent accidents caused by excessive speeding, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Auchi, has called on motorists plying the Auchi-Okene Highway to install speed limiting device in their vehicles and comply with other road safety rules.
According to Ceoafrica, the FRSC Unit Commander in the area, Mr Moses Bature, made the call today in Aviele while inspecting vehicles plying the Aviele axis of Auchi-Okene Highway.
He warned that motorists who failed to install the device in their vehicles are liable to conviction, adding that mobile court had already been set up and that officers of the command had been deployed to the highway for daily patrol, in order to ensure that motorists comply with existing traffic rules.
“Officers and men of the commission in partnership with the Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police have commenced routine inspection and enforcement of speed limiting device on the highway.
“This is in line with the commission’s aim to secure lives and make sure only road-worthy vehicles ply the road; all vehicles will be inspected.
“Motorists with expired papers including driver licences, worn out tyres and those who violate traffic rules will have their vehicles impounded and they will be taken to mobile court where they will be fined, depending on their offences”, Bature said
The commander said that the routine inspection was in line with the commission’s mandate to ensure vehicles are road-worthy.