The Kwara State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has arrested nothing less than 50 motorists over speed limit device.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Sunday Maku during an interview with NAN on Wednesday confirmed the arrests.
He said the culprits were arrested within the three senatorial districts in the state while traveling out of the state.
He further emphasized on the need for commercial drivers to install the speed limit device.
However the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Kwara branch, Alhaji Aliyu lssa- Ore, said non of the culprits arrested is a member of the union.
He added that the union have been emphasizing on the need to install speed limit device.
He said; “As part of its commitment to manage Road Traffic in Nigeria, Federal Road Safety Commission has identified speeding as a major contributing factor to the high level of Road Traffic Accidents and attendant causalities in Nigerian Roads’’.
He added that in a bid to create a safer motoring environment across the country, the Federal Road Safety Corps in line with the resolutions reached with Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), National Automotive Design and Development Council of Nigeria (NADDC), and other stakeholders has made it compulsory for all vehicles nationwide especially and starting with commercial vehicles (buses, trailers, tankers and trucks) to install Speed Limiting Devices with a deadline of October 1st, 2016.