RTEAN boss hails FRSC on speed limiter
The chairman, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, Alhaji Shehu Isiwele, has hailed the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, over the introduction of speed limiting device for commercial vehicles and has urged commercial drivers to ensure to embrace the new policy.
The RTEAN boss who decried the deteriorating rate of roads within the country said it was paramount that every registered transport company ensure that its drivers do not exceed stipulated speed limit.
Isiwele, who spoke with our correspondent, stressed that speed limits should not be restricted to commercial vehicle operators but should be uniformly enforced as some commuters patronize private motorist who pick people along the road.
He cited the case of the Minister of State for Labour involved in an accident earlier in the year, stating that the crash would have been averted if the driver was using a speed limiting device.
“Let the speed limit be enforced, if you say commercial drivers alone then what would be the fate of people who board vehicles along the road where you have kidnappers and hire assassins as drivers, they will easily get away with their victim and that is very dangerous,” he said.
Isiwele however added that the union ensures that its drivers are checked before they embark on a journey so as to reduce rate of drunk driving.
He used the medium to urged commercial vehicle users to ensure that the go to the registered motor park whenever they have to embark on a journey and stop patronizing commercial road side cars which are usually used by anyone who could be drunk or unfit for the road.