The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has been dogged in her mission to curb road traffic incidents through overspeeding, which accounts for over 60% of attendant deaths on Nigerian roads. It is to this end that the Commission began implementation of speed limiter device for vehicles especially for the corporate private and public sector back in October 1, 2016. And in order to beat the policy deadlines, transporters have besieged Purple Global Services & Technologies Africa, a company that specializes in technologies for efficiency and productivity, for the installation of speed limiter devices in their vehicles.
Speaking to journalists at the Purple Global’s corporate office in Lagos, one of the company’s customers, Mr. Deepanjan Roy, Managing Director/CEO of a leading Beverage Company in West Africa, said “our company just got the supply of 500 devices from Purple Global and they are being installed at our premises. Not only because of the FRSC deadlines but also for the safety deliverables of the device for our vehicle assets, Employees and our customers.More especially now in this festive season as many people will travel and the roads are going to be busy.Purple devices have been demonstrated to us as having an edge over many other products even from other approved vendors, so we put reason to action in our choice”
On his part, Mr. Rocheet Abbi, Director of Purple Global Services and Technologies Africa Limited stressed the need for motorists to look beyond FRSC enforcement and its guiding policy on speed limiter. “Although the Commission has started the phased implementation for commercial vehicles since October 1, 2016 and will start impounding non-compliant vehicles from February 1, 2017, our advice to all motorists is to fit the device for their overall safety first. Speed is a highly reflex action, and can be enjoyable pressing the accelerator while forgetting every other thing, but what if something suddenly happens, then you are no longer in control”.
“Beyond safety, our speed limiter devices can be added with the unique accessories that can help in monitoring accident incidence, if it ever happens. We can monitor where, how and what was primarily responsible for the accident with devices from Purple Global. In the near future, our company will be making these unique speed limiter devices in Nigeria so that a lot of foreign exchange can be saved, as well as help prices for our customers”, Mr Abbi explained.
Speed limiter devices have been introduced by the FRSC, as contained in the act establishing the Commission, as amended, since 2007. Starting with commercial vehicles, and vehicles used for commercial purposes, the speed limiting devices is aimed at controlling the spate of overspeeding in Nigeria and its attendant incidences, many of them life threatening. It is to this end that Purple Global Services met all the criteria by the FRSC and other regulators to provide the speed limiter devices, installation and calibration to motorists. As a hybrid technologies services company, Purple Global is also a provider of telematics, dispatch services, intelligent tracking, Fleet management and Tower management software and related monitoring services.