The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) yesterday, said about 2,800 commercial vehicles had been issued with tickets, as the implementation of the speed limiter device kicked-off.
The head, media relations and strategy, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, expressed satisfaction in the exercise, noting that the enforcement was not to inflict pains on motorists and road users, but for commercial vehicle owners to voluntarily imbibe the culture of its usage and key into it.
He noted that the advisory enforcement is a sort of subtle force that entails stopping commercial vehicles, verifying electronically whether the devise is fixed and giving citation to offenders for corrective purposes and that the exercise is also known as free safety checks.
Kazeem also noted that in the coming days, the leadership of the organised transport unions such as NURTW, NUPENG PTD, NARTO, RTEAN LUBOAN would be involved in the advisory enforcement by joining the FRSC’s top officers to patrol.
He, however, advised commercial vehicle operators to continually patronise the devise as there is no going back on its full and real enforcement come January 2017.