Friday, October 7, 2022

FRSC boss directs NURTW members to install speed limit devices on vehicles

He said there was a need to caution union members against speeding to avoid road mishaps.

• September 22, 2022
Dauda Biu
Dauda Biu

Dauda Biu, the Acting Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has again stressed the need for members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to install speed limit devices on their vehicles.

He said this was a compulsory presidential directive.

Mr Biu stated this when the NURTW President, Tajudeen Baruwa, paid a courtesy visit to the FRSC headquarters on Thursday in Abuja.

He said there was a need to caution union members against speeding to avoid road mishaps.

“The impressive rehabilitation of existing roads and construction of new ones across the country by President Muhammadu Buhari administration is a giant stride.

“However, there is need to caution union members against speeding, hence making the installation of speed limit device compulsory.

“The essence of this device is to check speed and ultimately reduce crashes across the country,” he said.

Mr Biu said overloading of both goods and persons should be discouraged amongst union members, while owners should desist from tampering with the original design of vehicles.

This, he said, was common in buses through construction of additional seats to the detriment of safety of occupants.

“Avoid overloading of vehicles with goods and passengers. This could also lead to crashes. Tell your union members to comply with safety measures,” he said.

The Acting Corps Marshal, urged NURTW members to provide rest areas for drivers along major highways to help curb fatigue especially at night.

He cautioned members on the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs and other substances, adding that use of seat belt by both front and rear passengers was compulsory.

Earlier, the NURTW President, Mr Baruwa, had congratulated Mr Biu on his appointment as the Acting Corps Marshal of the FRSC.

Mr Baruwa said the meeting was necessary for NURTW and FRSC to set the record straight on the best way to ensure better road safety culture across the country.

He said NURTW as a critical stakeholder in road safety management always admonished its members to comply with FRSC safety rules and regulations.

He, however, said the speed limit device had always been the problem faced by the union members.

“We are not financially buoyant and we are managing ourselves. We are not rich. By the time we pay for fuel, pay for dues on the road, repair our vehicles, the money left with us won’t get us anywhere.

“But we will always try our best to comply with the rules and regulations, while we also seek federal government support to help the transport sector in all areas.

“We will work with you and when we need help, I am sure you will also help us,” he said. 


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette


UNILAG appoints Folasade Ogunsola first female vice chancellor

Professor Folasade Ogunsola’s appointment makes her the 13th vice chancellor to ever head the 60-year-old institution.


EFCC arraigns Sapphire Scents’ MD Adewale Aladejana over N12 million fraud

Among his list of clients are President and First Lady Muhammad and Aisha Buhari, Davido and former Victoria Secret model, Oluchi.


2023: Mimiko urges Nigerians to support candidates with pro-masses policies

The former Ondo governor said the ‘right leaders’ would birth good governance and usher in development for every Nigerian.


Hot news Home top

24 dead as flood, rainstorm affect 18,245 in Katsina: SEMA

A total of 16,625 houses were damaged by the disasters, and 1,620 farmlands submerged in Kafur, Danja and Ingawa LGAs.


NESREA hands over 25 seized exotic birds to Kano zoo

The birds were smuggled into the country through Niger Republic and seized by Nigeria customs Service.

APC and PDP flags


2023: 16 APC ward executives defect to PDP in Sokoto

The defectors said they will work closely with the PDP leadership at all levels to ensure its success during the 2023 polls.