Beginning from June 1, 2015, motorists are expected to have Maximum Speed Limiter device in their vehicles as a means to reduce road crashes to minimal level.
This was disclosed on Friday in Abuja by road stakeholders in a communiqué issued at the end of One-day forum on The National Policy on Maximum Road Speed Limiter for Vehicles.
According to the stakeholders, the decision was made because number of crashes and fatalities arising from overspeeding was alarming and needed to be curbed.
“Installation of Speed Limiting devices on vehicles remains one of the cardinal strategies for curbing the menace of road crashes associated with speeding.
“Federal Road Safety Commission and other stakeholders will embark on awareness across the nation to sensitize the general public”, the statement read.
Speaking with the Newsmen at the end of the forum, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer, FRSC, said the commission is presently empowered to apprehend any one that violates speed limit.
“There is an existing law against speed limit in the country but the major speeding still constitutes high cause of accident on our roads.
“With the introduction of maximum Speed Limiter on vehicles, drivers will not be able to go beyond the limit on each road once the device is installed in their vehicles.
“We are starting the implementation of the Speed Limiter by June next year after consultation with stakeholders and getting the approval of Standard Organisation of Nigeria on standards”, Oyeyemi said.
He also added that the implementation of the policy would be in two batches.