What is a Speed Limiting Device?

A speed limiting device sometimes referred to as speed governor is used for controlling the speed of a vehicle, or a device used to measure or regulate the speed of a vehicle.

How does the Speed Limiting Device work in a vehicle?

This device does not allow the driver to accelerate beyond the stipulated speed limit by the law as has been programmed in the vehicle. So, no matter how the driver tends to accelerate, the pre-set speed limit will not be exceeded.

How many types of Speed Limiting Devices are in use?

There are two (2) major types of speed limiting devices: a. Mechanical Speed Limiting Device b. Electrical/Electronic Speed Limiting Device

Who are the approved marketers of Speed Limiting Device?

The approved marketers are marketers certified by the major technical committee members which includes Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), National Automotive Design & Development Council (NADDC) and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

Who are the technicians responsible for installation of Speed Limiting Device?

The approved marketers are responsible for the installation of the speed limit device through their agents who are trained and certified for that purpose.

When is the date for enforcement of Speed Limiting Device in Nigeria?

1st October, 2016.

 What is the cost of the Device?

The price is determined by market forces

What do I do if I already have a device installed in my car?

Anyone who has a device already installed either the device came installed with the vehicle or the device has been installed prior to the time of enforcement would need to go to an accredited vendor who will in turn assign one of his technician(s) to the vehicle owner in order to assess and recalibrate such device to meet the required standard.

How would the workability and functionality of the Device be checked after installation by the user?

Users are not allowed to tamper with the device but to inform installers of any malfunction when they occur. However, users can verify their device are properly registered by entering their vehicle number plate details on the column provided on the left hand side of this portal.

Who carries out servicing or repairs of the speed limiting device where there is service failure?

The approved marketers through their certified agents carries out periodic servicing/re-calibration of the device based on Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) specification.

In the case of emergency, how would the speed be increased beyond the limit in order to avert danger at a certain point?

The device will not allow a driver to go beyond the pre-set speed limit, so the driver is expected to apply defensive driving technique.

How do I know if Speed Limiter is installed on my vehicle through short code?

Text confirmsld xxxxxxxx to 33811. (e.g. confirmsld ABJ123XP to 33811)