The Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, said that 35 commercial motorists had their vehicles impounded on Monday in Lagos for not installing speed limit devices in them.
Ogungbemide made the disclosure after the corps sensitized motorists plying the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on the need to install “speed governors’’ in their vehicles.
He said the operation was in line with the directive of the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, who had noticed an increase in the number of fatalities during the festive period.
” We are receiving the cooperation of motoring public, we are very empathic about it and we have been able to arrest 35 vehicles this morning in respect of speed limits device.
“We are not going to release those vehicles even after the payment of fines by their owners until they install speed limit devices in them,’’ he said.
Ogungbemide urged motorists to be more careful on the road, obey all traffic rules and comply with Covid-19 protocols.
He cautioned against making the transportation sector an agent in the spread of Covid-19.
The Lagos State Coordinator, Special Marshals, Mr Sola Olojede, said a total of 100 of his colleagues participated in the enforcement of the speed limit
Olojede said that they were present to complement the efforts of the FRSC that they were not alone and ensured they achieved success in their duties.
He said that although they were not been paid for the job adding that they faced embarrassment with some motorists while engaging in the voluntary activities.
He pleaded with motorists not to over-speed and to observe all traffic rules.