The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC on Monday advised commercial vehicle owners to comply with the October 1 deadline for the installation of speed limiting devices in their vehicles.
The advice was given by the Auchi Unit Commander of FRSC, Moses Bature, at a stakeholders meeting in Auchi, Headquarters of Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo.
He said the installation would help to reduce the rate of road accidents across the country.
“I advise you people to get the device installed in your vehicles as the Oct. 1 deadline for the commencement of the implementation of the policy remains unchanged.”
The commander said that the commission was relentless on the enforcement of the speed limiting device because speed had been identified as a key risk factor in road traffic injuries.
“The general attitude of drivers and fleet operators themselves to speed management has prompted the corps to make speed limiting device in transport vehicles mandatory.
“Those who engage in this practice should have a rethink because continued incidents of road crashes occasioned by excessive speed necessitated the commission introducing the device.”
He further said failure to install a speed limiting device may result in arrest and prosecution of offenders.