According to reports, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, yesterday said it had arrested over 2,600 motorists for not installing the speed limiting device in their vehicles. Commander of Rivers State Sector Command, Andrew Kumakpayi, spoke in Port Harcourt during a health programme organized for tanker drivers in conjunction with Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and Medical Women’s Association of Nigerian, MWAN.
Kumapayi expressed happiness that the compliance level of vehicle owners in the state to the speed limiting device was encouraging.
He urged motorists to install the device before the deadline elapsed, saying: “We have arrested close to 2,600 vehicles. About 30 percent of motorists have their device installed already. They have a time line to install the device. After the deadline, people who fail to comply will be sanctioned.
Anyone we arrest will pay a fine of N50,000 or be prosecuted. We have cared for drivers because we want drivers to drive safely on the roads. Most drivers do not have time to go for medical attention so there is need to provide this help for them to check their sugar level.”