BreakingNews 1/2/17 - Drivers in Gombe decry high price of speed limit device

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Some drivers in Gombe have called on the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to reduce the price of the Speed Limit Device (SLD) to make it affordable to motorists. The drivers made the called in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Gombe, saying that the price was unaffordable to them.


Malam Idriss Shu’aibu, a driver, said that many drivers had not installed the device because of its high price of N48,000.


“I cannot identify a single person who has installed the device.


“Reducing the price will encourage drivers to go for the device.


“Some drivers have parked their vehicles until when they see what will happen at the end of the day,” he said.


The driver said that the situation could lead to increase in transport fares if care was not taken.


Malam Umar Abubakar, another driver, also decried the high cost of the device and urged the FRSC to bring the price down to between N8, 000 and N10, 000 per one.


According to him, business has dropped drastically because of recession and drivers cannot generate enough resources to purchase the device at this period.


He advised the Federal Government to suspend the implementation until all Nigeria roads were in good condition.


“The problems of Nigerian roads need to be addressed first before full implementation of the programme because the major causes of road crashes are bad roads,” he said. (NAN)


*Photo Caption - As seen.

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