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.


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