February 1, 2017

Speed limiter enforcement commences in Gombe

Speed limiter enforcement commences in Gombe

The Gombe State Command of the FRSC has commenced enforcement of the use of speed limiter by commercial motorists.

The Sector Commander, Mr David Mendie, made the disclosure in an interview in Gombe on Wednesday.

“We involved the police to assist us to have a smooth and successful implementation.

“For now it is a special patrol. We started with Gombe-Bauchi Road from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. before moving to other routes.

“So far we have booked four vehicles, one bus, three pick-up vans and each will pay N3, 000 fine.

“We have commenced enforcement and this time around no going back until the desired goal is achieved.

“When it comes to human lives no compromise, the device is beneficial also to the owners of the vehicles because it has so many advantages,” he said.

Malam Abdulhakeem Ibrahim, a speed limiter vendor, said his company had entered a lease arrangement with the National Union of Road Transport Workers to facilitate instalmental payment by members of the union.

“This is because it is not every one that can afford to pay N45, 000 at once,’’ he said.

Some commercial motorists, who spoke said they could not afford the cost of the limiters, noting that they would suspend driving until they were able to raise money to buy the device.