The Federal Road Safety Corps has issued a warning to 21,744 commercial motorists between October 1 and 6, 2016, for their failure to install speed limiters in their buses and trucks.
The corps described the warning as an advisory enforcement, which does not attract any penalty or fines.
FRSC’s Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, who disclosed this during a media chat on Friday in Abuja, said that 1,164 vehicles had so far installed the device in the country.
He explained that the corps was engaging in an advisory enforcement on account of the prevailing economic situation in the country, and that it was encouraging motorists to install the device by December.
“We believe that before December, we should be able to have total compliance; the essence is to bring down the rate of road traffic crashes and reduce fatalities on our roads.
“The use of speed limiter is not new in Nigeria; the major oil marketers have been using it in their vehicles before now,” the FRSC boss said.
He added that the full enforcement of the installation of the device in inter-city commercial buses and trucks would start in January, 2017.
Oyeyemi also lauded motorists for the increasing level of compliance with the directive and thanked transport unions for supporting the drive of the FRSC to reduce road traffic crashes and fatalities in the country.
The Corps Marshal said that his agency would continue to sustain its advocacy and enlightenment programmes on road safety, particularly, on the installation of speed limiters to reduce the number of crashes associated with speeding.
Oyeyemi further said that two firms had expressed interest in setting up local production of the device in the country; a development he said might bring down the prices of the facility.