Each year, more than 1.25 million people – many of them young people – die in automobile crashes.
And a large proportion of these deaths are preventable: about one third are due to vehicles traveling at excessive speeds.
In low- and middle-income countries, that figure is closer to half.
Dr Margaret Chan, Former Director-General, and
Michael R. Bloomberg, WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)
What is Speed Limiter
Based on the concept of non-confrontational warnings that can equally be effective in preventing individuals from breaking traffic rules- a speed limiter serves the primary function of controlling fuel that goes to the vehicle engine.
It, in turn, helps in limiting the speed of a vehicle to a particular present value.The device features different sensors for detecting the speed of the vehicle. In case the vehicle crosses its speed limit, the flow of fuel and air to its engine is restricted. This slows down the vehicle automatically.
Speed limiters come as one of the most operative solutions for ensuring a vehicle remains within speed limits. In Kenya, the use of these devices has been made mandatory for all passenger service and commercial vehicles.
Types of Speed Limiter