The Federal Road Safety Corps in Benue state says it has inspected over 2,000 commercial vehicles for compliance with installation of the speed limiting device in October.

The state Sector Commander Chidiebere Nkwonta gave the figure on Sunday in Makudi, NAN reports.

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The FRSC began advisory enforcement of installation of the device in commercial vehicles on October 1.

Plans collaboration with stakeholders

Nkwonta stated that the corps would collaborate with transport unions and other relevant stakeholders. These include the media, religious leaders and traditional rulers, to ensure compliance.

“We are in talks with NURTW and NARTO on this issue. And I am sure these unions will make their members to comply.

“We are also on advocacy visits to all the sole administrators in the 23 local governments in order to achieve this,” he said.

Nkwonta, who disclosed that the Benue Command got additional 18 patrol vehicles for patrol, announced the impending launch of zero tolerance campaign against misconduct on the road.

No extension of deadline

He then refuted a claim by some motorists that the speed limiter installation deadline had been extended to February, 2017.

“There is no such a claim; let us do the right thing to avoid the wrath of the law,” he added.

He, however, noted that the road traffic situation in the state was fair, though the rate of fatal crashes was high.