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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Anambra has said that one out of eight commercial vehicles has installed the Speed Limiting Device.

The Sector Commander, Mr Sunday Ajayi, made the disclosure in an interview with our reporter in Awka on Thursday

Ajayi said the command had carried out routine checks on vehicles across the state to ascertain the level of compliance by motorists since the enforcement began on Feb. 1.

The sector commander described the compliance rate as dismal, and urged motorists to install the device to reduce road accidents in the state.

Ajayi stated that the FRSC was working assiduously to mitigate carnage associated with road crashes, saying that researches had shown that 50 per cent of accidents was caused by speeding.

‘‘We have been enforcing compliance since Feb. 1 when the policy came into effect.

‘‘I must tell you that we discovered that only one out of every eight vehicles inspected have installed the device; this is by all standard poor.

‘‘We are unwavering in our commitment to enforcing the Speed Limiting device policy as available statistics show that 50 per cent of road crashes is caused by speeding,’’ he said.

According to him, to detect whether vehicles have installed the device is simple as it could be verified online using their plate numbers.

Ajayi advised vehicles owners to go to the vendors and buy their device and install them, stressing that non-compliance with the directive was an offence.

He also urged passengers to complement the efforts of the FRSC by encouraging drivers to install the device for the safety of commuters.