The Road Safety Officers Wives Association (ROSOWA) on Saturday expressed support for the implementation of the Speed Limiting Device (SLD) by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) from April 1.
Mrs Bolanle Oyeyemi, President, ROSAWA, expressed the support at the send-forth of her predecessor in office, Mrs Chidinma Chidoka, at FRSC Officers’ Mess, Gwarinpa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal Government has mandated FRSC to begin enforcement of SLD installation from April, starting with the commercial vehicles.
She said the installation of SLD had become imperative as most motorists were not conscious of their speed while on the road.
“Some motorists, in their exotic cars, may not know they are going above regulated speed, but once they have SLD installed, automatically, they will be restricted to drive at a the regulated speed limit.
“Apart from the delays caused by road crashes, loss of lives, properties and injuries associated with them, this will greatly reduced, if all motorists embrace the speed limiting policy,” she said.
She said the association had been complementing the efforts of FRSC in sensitising the road users on the need to be cautious on the roads in order to reduce carnage on our roads.
Oyeyemi said the association had also built and would soon inaugurate its health centre in Wole Soyinka Estate, Kuchiko.
She said the health centre when completed would be used by the FRSC family and members of the host community, since the community was yet to have a befitting health facility.
“This gesture will bring a great relieve in the area and it will also serve as another contribution to humanity, ‘’she said.
She, however, commended her predecessor for her exemplary conduct, and called on ROSOWA members to support her vision to move the association to a greater height.
In her response Chidoka commended members of the association for their support while in office, promising her continuous support for the growth of the ROSOWA.
NAN also recalls that Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, FRSC Corps Marshal had said that the ongoing sensitisation on SLD policy would end by March 31, while full enforcement would commence April. (NAN)