Speed limiter devices: Offenders risk N50,000 fine, jail term

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Any driver caught to have tampered illegally with the speed limiter devices installed on their vehicles would be fined N50, 000 or face a jail term.
Mr Jokthan Suleiman, a director at the Richfield Technologies Limited, said this in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Friday.

It was at a sensitisation organised by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on implementation of the device.

“The speed limiter device is meant to stop vehicles from speeding; it works with the speed sensor of the vehicle, not the engine.

“It does not only alert when the driver speeds but prevents the car from speeding beyond the set speed limit.

“No one is allowed to tamper with the device, any mechanical fault in the device should be referred to the vendor and any illegal tampering will attract a fine of N50, 000 or a jail term.

“”There are fake devices around being sold by fake vendors; the only authorised vendor in Kwara is NONA Concepts Nigeria Limited in Ilorin,’’ he said.

Also, the Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Sunday Maku, said that controlling human habits on speeding was crucial to Road Traffic Crashes (RTC).

He said that speed was a human factor which contributed to RTC fatalities and had become a global concern.

“ All over the world, speed, a human factor, has contributed to RTC fatalities. This has called for global concern.

“It has been observed that behavioral and attitudinal changes alone cannot bring about the desired change on reckless speed by drivers.

“The installation of speed limiter devices in vehicles stands as the best option toward controlling speed and reduction of crashes on Nigeria roads.

“We, therefore, want stakeholders, unions, commercial drivers and the public to support and co-operate with us as well as embrace the scheme with an understanding of its importance”, he said.

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