The Federal Road Safety Corps in Ondo State says it will soon begin the enforcement of installation of speed limit devices on articulated vehicles plying the Ore-Benin Expressway.
Mr Sikiru Alonge, the Ore Unit Commander of the FRSC, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Ore that the move was aimed at reducing road accidents that occur on the highway due to speeding.
A speed limiter is a device installed in vehicles in order to check speed and prevent drivers from going beyond a stipulated speed limit.
According to Alonge, the good condition of the Ore-Benin Expressway is making motorists speed on that axis, which if not checked he said might result in road crashes, loss of lives and property.
“For us to check the speeding of motorists on this axis, we will soon begin the enforcement of speed limit devices, especially on articulated vehicles.
“The speed limit devices, asides from checking speed, also adds to fuel economy, helps drivers to manoeuvre in the event of accidents and generally aids other safety devices to function optimally in the time of need,” Alonge said.
The FRSC official urged drivers to install the speed limit devices on their vehicles as well as ensure compliance with all traffic rules and regulations on the highway.