Vehicle Speed Limiter

vehicle speed limiter or vehicle speed governor

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What is a speed limiting device?

 A speed limiting device (SLD) is a device whose primary function is to control the fuel feed to the engine, in order to limit the vehicle speed to a preset value. This is mainly achieved through various methods, like solenoid valve based fuel control, control cable based accelerator pedal linkage control, electronic pedal voltage adjustments or direct ECM control.

Some company drivers have an unguarded foot once it comes to throttling of vehicles. This calls for concern as records has shown that 60% of road accidents can be attributed to factors such as over speeding.

A vehicle at a speed of 45km/hr has more chances of controlling the vehicle in situation of sudden emergency than a vehicle that is at a speed of 85km/hr. In addition, the extent of impact caused by a driver at a speed of 45km/hr will be less fatal compared to the damage caused by a driver at a speed of 85km/hr.

Therefore cases of reckless driving, harsh breaking, over speeding which ultimate results in car accidents have endorsed the FRSC to mandate individuals and business to install a speed limiting device as a solution to these problems.

Driving without a speed limiter:

The FRSC after analyzing the data gathered over time from road traffic crashes (RTC) around the country became adequately informed that speeding and involvement of other commercial vehicle were responsible for the 60% of RTC in Nigeria. Based on this fact, the road regulatory and management body (FRSC) mandated all road users beginning with commercial vehicle owners to install the speed limiting device before October 1st 2016. And as such, the FRSC has put mechanism (penalizing the driver and also impunding the vihicle) in place to enforce the installation of the speed limiter devices in vehicles.

Therefore the objective of installing a speed limiter is primarily to put the vehicle within a range of controllable speed.

The FRSC can be quoted in saying “It has been observe that, there has been a downward reduction in RTC since Nigeria began the campaign on use of speed limiter in 2012 and the speed violation (SPV) percentage has also fallen respectively, indicating that Nigeria has started reaping the benefit of speed limiter”

Advantages of speed Limiter:

  • Reduces the top speed of vehicle to a preset value (reduce overall crash risk and more likely to lessen the severity of crash.
  • Reduces approach speed at intersection, curves and roundabouts.
  • Reduces speed variability (reduce lane changing and decelerate maneuvers).
  • Lowe fuel consumption and reduction in greenhouse emissions
  • Lower maintenance cost (tires, brakes, and engine)
  • Increased road safety (fewer casualties)
  • More relaxed driving and lower insurance premiums as a consequence of less crashes.
  • Improves distribution efficiency, improved profitability and normalizes driver behaviors.
  • Improved resale value of vehicle

Types of Speed Limiter:

There are basically two types of speed limiter in use in Nigeria. They are

  • Drive by wire
  • Drive by valve

Drive by wire: this is a complete electronic device. This type of speed limiter is used by vehicles which are equipped with electronic acceleration pedal. The signal from the electronic accelerator pedal is read by the device and feed back to the ECU till vehicle speed exceeds the speed limit. The system will control & adjust the voltage level given into the vehicle ECU, in order to keep the vehicle speed under the set limit. Most cars in use today use the electronic accelerator pedal.

Drive by Valve: This is used by vehicle equipped with mechanical accelerator pedal. The Speed Signal is received from the Speed sensor which is connected to the ECU & once the set speed is attained information is passed to the fuel control unit (FCU) so that it will start to regulate the fuel feed to the engine.

There are also other special road speed limiter such as

  • GPS Speed Limiter: This is a speed limiter which also integrates the function of a GPS tracker. This means that this device can be used as a speed limiter and can also be used as a car tracker.
  • Automatic Dual Speed Limiter: This can control the vehicle speed limit based on different geo location speed limit created in it.

Who installs a Speed Limiter?

Speed limiter are sold and installed by duly trained individual or business authorized by FRSC which is the body responsible for traffic and road management in Nigeria. After installation and calibration of the device, a certificate of installation is issued to the customer. And we are glad to announce to our customers that our sister companies are duly authorized to sell and install the road speed limiter device.

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Conclusion:

Installing a speed limiter is an investment in your vehicle which often pays back in months if not weeks, depending on the emergency. We assure you of 100% installation satisfaction just like other of our customers who are happy about their speed limiter installation. If you are in Port Harcourt, Anambra, Imo, Bayelsa, Calabar, Delta, Abuja or Lagos, give us a call on 0803562595 or send us an email using the contact form and we will be readily available to give you all installation support you need.