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Thursday, 8 September 2016

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it will begin inspecting cars for over the announced installment of speed limiters. The Road Safety said that the checking will commence on 1st October 2016.

In 2015 alone about 12,077 road crashes were recorded, out of which 5,400 people representing 68 per cent lost their lives as a result of over speeding, FRSC says.

FRSC marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi, represented by assistant corps marshall in charge of Policy, Research and Statistics, Michael Olagunju, announced during a safety event in Uyo n Wednesday:

"Most of the road crashes are preventable, if we are able to bring down the speed, we will be saving a lot of lives on our highways,.

The Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Godwin Ntukude, also added:

"There is no policy introduced by the government that will not have a positive effect on the lives of the people. But let us have a technical session with experts to ascertain whether it can be installed on expired (Tokunbo) vehicles or not.

"It is important for us to know this so that the good policy would not be rendered otherwise in another way."
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