The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has vowed to impound vehicles with tampered speed limiting device.
The FRSC lamented that some fleet operators often tamper with the calibrated Speed Limiting Devices in their vehicles for selfish economic benefits.
The Corp warned that operators who engage in such acts risk impoundment of their vehicles and subsequent compulsory re-installation and calibration of such speed limiters.
The warning was contained in a press statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, on Wednesday.
The statement which quoted Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, as condemning the act directed all; “ the Zonal Commanding Officers, Sector Commanders and Unit Commanders across the country to impound at sight, any vehicle caught in the act, have the driver prosecuted and force re-installation and calibration of the speed limiting devise.”
Oyeyemi added, “I have directed Commanding Officers to impound all vehicles suspected to have altered the device in their vehicles and ensure that such vehicles recalibrate the device before the vehicles are released and we shall be very strict and swift on this.
“The Federal Road Safety Corps as the Lead Government Agency saddled with the responsibility of Road Traffic Management in Nigeria identified speeding as a major contributing factor to road crashes and attendant casualties in the country.
“To create a safer motoring environment which is our core vision, Federal Road Safety Commission in line with the resolutions reached with Standard Organisation of Nigeria, Automotive Council of Nigeria, Transport Union Association and other stakeholders commenced the implementation and enforcement on the use of Speed Limiting devices in vehicles starting with commercial vehicles, nationwide.”