The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Edo said on Monday that it recorded 22 deaths in Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) between April and May.
Mr Samuel Odukoya, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin that 10 deaths were recorded in April and 12 in May.
He said that the total casualties involved in the RTCs within the period under review was 187, with 101 recorded in April and 86 in May.
The sector commander said that of the figure, 165 persons were injured in the 44 RTCs that occurred across the state within the period.
He attributed the drop in RTCs in the state to commercial vehicle owners’ compliance with the directive to install speed limit device.
The FRSC boss, however, said that it had come to the notice of the command that some commercial transport companies were readjusting the speed limit device installed in their vehicles.
“We will soon clamp down on those transport companies,’’ he said.
Odukoya also said that the command was constantly sensitising motorists on the need to be careful and avoid reckless driving during the rainy season.
The FRSC in January announced the full enforcement of the installation of speed limiting device in commercial vehicles nationwide.
FRSC statistics, says commercial vehicles accounted for over 50 per cent of the total number of vehicles involved in road crashes in the country.