RSG, FRSC To Partner On Speed Limiters

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The Rivers State Government has stated its readiness to partner with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to install speed limit devices along Eliozu-Airforce Road in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
The state government also announced its readiness to set-up special taskforce to assist FRSC to ensure total compliance with all road safety rules to reduce road crashes in the state.
The state Commissioner for Transport, Mr Ibinabo Michael-West, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Port Harcourt, recently said the gesture followed the recent tanker accident that razed property worth millions of naira on Eliozu-Airforce Road in the area.
He said the state government was concerned about the ugly incidents that led to fire destroying many houses and goods in the area.
According to him, the state government will take a study of the incident as to find out ways to assist victims of the incident.
West said drivers in the state were taking the advantage of good roads embarked upon by Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration to over speed on the road, including the road corners which caused road crashes in the state.
“The state government has taken what happened along Eliozu-Airforce Road into cognisance, the ministry is partnering with the Federal Road Safety Corps to install speed limit devices on every bend corner of the road in Port Harcourt, including Eliozu-Airforce Road to avoid the re-occurrence of the road accident in the area.
“We shall also set up special taskforce that would support the FRSC to ensure that compliance of all road safety rules in the state.
“Drivers in the state are using the advantage of the good roads embarked upon by Governor Wike’s administration to over speed on the road, this we observed is one of the causes of some roads accidents in the state,” the commissioner said.
He called on the officials of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Rivers State to caution its members against reckless driving on the road.
It would be recalled that about two weeks ago, property worth millions of naira lost in a fire incident as a tanker loaded with an inflammable product fell while navigating a bend on Eliozu-Airforce Road in Port Harcourt.