The Lagos state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, has appealed to commercial drivers, especially those plying interstate routes to comply with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) directives on speed limit device.
He also called on the FRSC to put human face to the enforcement of the law.
The FRSC had given February 1 as the deadline for the implementation of the directive to commercial drivers. It came up with the idea against the backdrop of incessant road crashes which it attributed to recklessness and over-speeding.
The chairman who addressed members of the union at the monthly meeting of the council in Lagos, said the device would help to reduce carnage on the roads
He, however, lamented that most not the members of the union have been complaining about their inability to get the device from the market
“We have had series of meetings with the officials of the FRSC on how to purchase the device, but up till now, our members still encounter problems getting the device from the market. We are appealing to the authority to make it readily available.”
Alhaji Agbede said the NURTW as law-abiding organisation would continue to partner with law enforcement agencies of the government, and appealed to the FRSC to review the enforcement programmes to enable more drivers to get the device.