FRSC Cautions Motorists Against Tampering With Speed Limiters
By Adedapo Adesanya
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned automobile owners not to interfere with the Calibrated Speed Limiting Devices installed in their vehicles, saying that indulging in such could lead to impoundment of the vehicles and re-installation of the speed limiters.
Speed limiters are electronic devices that determine the top speed at which a moving vehicle can travel and then communicate that information to the vehicle’s engine management systems, where if beyond the limit, the speed of the vehicle is reduced to the pre-set calibrated value.
According to the Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, in a press statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, on Wednesday, any user caught in the act will be prosecuted and there will be a compulsory re-installation and calibration of the speed limiting device.
“I have directed Commanding Officers to impound all vehicles suspected to have altered the device in their vehicles and ensure that such vehicles recalibrate the device before the vehicles are released and we shall be very strict and swift on this.
“The Federal Road Safety Corps as the Lead Government Agency saddled with the responsibility of Road Traffic Management in Nigeria identified speeding as a major contributing factor to road crashes and attendant casualties in the country.
“To create a safer motoring environment which is our core vision, Federal Road Safety Commission in line with the resolutions reached with Standard Organisation of Nigeria, Automotive Council of Nigeria, Transport Union Association and other stakeholders commenced the implementation and enforcement on the use of Speed Limiting devices in vehicles starting with commercial vehicles, nationwide,” the head of the agency was quoted in the statement