With effect from January 1, 2017, the speed limit of trucks and cars has been pegged by The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), at 80 and 120 kilometres per hour (Kph)
This development is said to be a way of reducing the rate of auto crashes and deaths on roads and highways in the country.
Borno State Sector Commander of FRSC, Shehu Iliyasu, disclosed this in Maiduguri, in an interactive session with journalists on the implementation and the imperative of installing speed limiters in vehicles in the state.
Shehu said most auto crashes in the state were as a result of over speeding added: “Thedeath of 24 people last July at Benisheikh town could have been avoided, if the bus had a speed limiter installed. The driver was on top speed, but he could not negotiate the 45 degree angle road into the town, before crashing to kill 25 people with 16 others injured.”
The sector commander said that when a driver is on top speed, there is a tendency for tyre burst and veering off the road or highway to crash into a ditch, or side tree and buildings.