Anambra State Introduces Speed-Limiting Device
The Anambra State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, has commenced the enforcement of the speed limiting device across the state.
The exercise was led by its Sector Commander, Mr. Sunday Ajayi.
The enforcement of the speed limiting device was in line with a directive that full enforcement begins on February first, after the advisory enforcement which began in October, last year.
Although the enforcement has been shifted severally, the Federal Road Safety Corps, has shown unwavering commitment to enforcing the policy as available statistics show that fifty percent of road crashes are caused by over speeding.
At Amawbia, several commercial buses and trucks stopped by officers and men of the Federal Road Safety Corps have not complied with the directive as the compliance is confirmed online through the use of the vehicle number plates.
Speaking to newsmen, the State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Ajayi, lamented that since the enforcement began, only one out of every eight buses caught by the command has installed the device noting that its non-compliance is total disobedience to the laws of the land, and called on commuters to join in advocating the installation of the speed limiting device.
Some of the defaulters, Messrs Josiah Nweze from Enugu State and Peter Agakwu, from Benue State, blamed their non-compliance on the high cost of the device.
A driver who has already installed the device, Mr Chukwuma Mbah stated that the device was installed by his company and urged his colleagues to comply with the directive as it will go a long way in reducing road crashes on the highways.
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