More organizations are supporting the FRSC ‘s Speed Limiter Scheme, the latest is the National Union of Road transport Workers, Bayelsa State Branch. They publicly showed their support to the speed limiter schema by urging all their members to adopt and support the drive from The Federal Road Safety commission.
They Pledge to ensure all member comply and install the device before the implementation date which is October 1st 2016. Mr. ThankGod Eribo; NURTW ‘s chairman, urged his members to be proactive and install the devices to avoid been penalized by FRSC. He spoken extensively with journalist in yenagoa, Bayelsa State, and He promised the union’s support to ensure the schema sees the light of the day.
“Since it is a safety precaution to reduce crashes, we will give 100 per cent compliance.”
“We will comply with the initiative because the belief of someone on the wheel is to start a journey and arrive at a safe destination.”
He also appealed that the price should be made moderate as the country is country experiencing recession. He said that FRSC should make it affordable to everyone as the transportation business is not as viable as before.
“Before now, we used to load over 20 to 30 vehicles to Warri, Port Harcourt and other parts of the country, but the situation is no longer as it used to be; the traffic for travelling has reduced drastically.”
“And there is no hike in transport fare; the fare for the above cities that I mentioned are still the same even as the price of fuel has been increasing; it has been between N1, 000 and N1,200.”
FRSC Bayelsa Sector Commander; Wobin Gora, Assured the NURTW that the Vehicle Speed Limiter device will help reduce the rate of accident in the region and that FRSC is working with some partners to make the price cheaper and affordable to every car owner.