By Festus Fifen, Abuja
As part of measures to reduce road crashes and fatalities in Nigeria in-line with the United Nations’ decade of action on road safety and Accra declaration which seeks 50% reduction in road crashes, The Federal Road Safety Corps is to fast-track the enforcement on speed Limiter use on vehicles and certification of fleet operators to curtail excessive speeding of commercial vehicles.
The Corps Marshal Osita Chidoka made this known to news men in Abuja while presenting the score card of the Federal Road Safty Corps for the year 2013 and the projections for the year 2014.
The Corps Marshal said 2013 was a defining year for the FRSC as the year started with the award of ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certificate by the standard organisation of Nigeria SON making the FRSC the first law enforcement agency in Africa to be certified.
He added that the FRSC also witnessed the transition from manual to digital operations in 2013 which made it possible to initiate E- ticketing platform and a database which linked road crashes to traffic offenders’ records.
The Corps Marshal pointed out that despite rising crashes in 2013 the FRSC rescued the highest number of road crash victims alive even as motorisation and movement of people were on the increase in the country.
“In dealing with the challenges of attitude