Failure to use speed limiter responsible for 80 per cent of crashes in Lagos: FRSC
Lagos Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says that 80 per cent of road crashes recorded in the state in January and February are a result of the absence of speed limiting.The corps commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide, who disclosed this in an interview on Sunday, said 611 vehicles were arrested in January while 680 were arrested in February.“The crashes caused by the absence of speed limit device were many,” he stated.
Mr Ogungbemide, however, said that the service had not been checking the installation of speed limit devices on cars, saying that it remained focused on commercial vehicles because of the passengers’ traffic involved.
He nevertheless pointed out that the law permitted the FRSC to check the use of speed limiting devices on both commercial and private vehicles.
The corps commander added that the FRSC would implement the law guiding the speed limiting device on private vehicles after it had perfected its operations on the commercial vehicles.