The House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Safety Commission has given the FRSC a go ahead to introduce the speed limiting devices on vehicles across the country.
According to the committee, the implementation of the speed limiters should commence with commercial vehicles and other fleet operators “only.”
As part of its recommendation, the committee noted that the new devices should be used in addition to the deployment of more modern technologies like the ‘Spider Technology,’ as had been suggested by many of the stakeholders.
The speed limiting device was introduced last year by the Federal Road Safety Corp as part of measures to curb road crashes.
The idea created mixed reactions and controversies across the nation after it was made public, generally due to the high fee of N36, 000 per vehicle.
Some who opposed it also noted that the initiative was obsolete as it will expose motorists to more harm than good.
The House of Representatives had in February directed the FRSC to suspend the project after a lawmaker said the device had failed in some African countries.
Following the development, the House thereafter summoned the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, to appear before the Committee on FRSC for explanations.
However, a report of the committee released on Monday okayed the implementation of the speed limiter, adding that the FRSC acted within the powers conferred on it by the FRSC Act, 2007, to “implement strategies to safeguard lives and property of road users.”