The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) says the Enforcement of the speed-limiting device will commence February 1.

Mr Aliyu Kanya, the spokesman of the Sokoto State Command, said this in Sokoto on Thursday.

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The FRSC were given leave to enforce this after receiving presidential approval. The installation of the device would start with commercial vehicles and large fleets.

The aim of the drive is to safeguard lives on Nigerian roads. It is hoped that it will reduce incidences of road accidents caused by overspeeding drivers.

He said: “This is as it is contained in Section 10(m) of FRSC (establishment) Act, 2007.

It empowers the corps inter-alia to determine and enforce speed limiters.

”Though the enforcement is starting with commercial vehicles and organisations with large fleets, the command is calling on other motoring public to install the device for their own safety.”

According to NAN, Kanya further urged the motoring public in the state to embrace the device installation in their vehicles.