INTRODUCTION
Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) as the Lead Government Agency saddled with the responsibility of Road Traffic Management in Nigeria has identified speeding as a major contributing factor to road crashes and attendant casualties in Nigeria. 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 (SON), Automotive Council of Nigeria, Transport Union Association and other stakeholders intends to implement and enforce the use of Speed Limiting devices in vehicles starting with commercial vehicles , n ationwide. The legal frame work backing the Commission’s implementation and enforcement of Speed Limiting Device for all categories of vehicles in Nigeria is stipulated in section 10(3) (m) of the FRSC (Est.) Act, 2007 and section 152(4) of National Road Traffic Regulation, 2012 .

 

OBJECTIVE AND SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The objective of the assignment/services i s to help the Commission to regulate the supply, install ation; m aintena nce and s ervicing of speed limit ers in all vehicles nationwide to enable FRSC achieve its objectives of reducing road crashes and its associated casualties in Nigeria. In view of the fact that the Commission will not be involved in the marketing, installation and maintenance of the devices, the FRSC in conjunction with the technical committee , intends to implement this scheme by licensing private firm(s) who will be Authorized Service Provider(s) for the scheme.

 

SPEED LIMITING DEVICE

A Speed Limiting Device is an electronic device fitted in a vehicle (Buses, Trucks, Vans Tankers etc) with a view of ensuring this vehicle maintains a speed limit according to the regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Speed Limiting Device operate through electronic sensors and the engine's computer.
A series of sensors detect  how fast  the vehicle is  going, then communicates that information to the engine's computer, which manages nearly all the engine's functions. Once the vehicle reach a pre-determined top speed, the computer steps in and restricts the flow of air and fuel to the engine and even the sparks that cause combustion. Either way, the  vehicle will be unable to exceed the top speed as determined by the car's manufacturer.