Night travel permits given to vehicles with speed limiters
06 May 2014, 19:46
Kwale - Matatu owners and schools owning buses who want to get night travel permit from the government must get fleet management and speed governors from Frotcom East Africa limited company, an official has said.
The company’s' operation director Karisa Fagio assured public service vehicle owners that they will be in safe hands if they get gadgets from them since the government has licensed them to supply the gadgets to public transport operators.
He made the remarks on Saturday at a Diani Hotel during a compliance and road safety forum which was attended by Kwale Sacco members together with Likoni and Diani base commanders.
Fagio said that once gadgets from Frotcom East Africa Company are installed in a vehicle the work of traffic police patrolling along the
roads to monitor drivers will no more be there.
He said that the normal speed governors being installed to vehicles by other companies allow operators to do their work only at the day but not at night.
Only vehicles with Frotcom gadgets according to Fagio which can get permit from the Transport ministry to operate at night.
“The fleet management and speed governor installed will monitor all those things and send a signal to the base commander. He will only be sending his officers to wait for the vehicle and arrest the driver but not wasting time standing on the roads all the time,” he said.
Fagio urged matatu Saccos to use Frotcom gadgets and do away with accidents and other loses of misusing of their vehicles by drivers for them to start making profits unlike before.
“Our gadgets record everything and if a police want to victimize or take you to Court without any mistake we have the record it defend you so decision is left for you to decide buying Frotcom gadgets for your vehicles,’ he said.
Fagio added that Frotcom gadgets also detect over speeding, excessive idleness of a vehicle, movement of a vehicle by the owner, harsh breaking and have Geo fencing capability to lock ones car from going outside its operation area.
He said with the current road regulation vehicle owners stand to benefit more than before and therefore it is high time they should
install such gadgets in their vehicles.
Fagio said they have started a national wide campaign to sensitize Sacco owners and matatu operators on compliance and road safety by ensuring proper fleet management and speed governors are installed in public service vehicles.
“We are able to get drivers habits because Frotcom is a watchdog. Let us think global and act locally to benefit in the transport industry,” he advised.
Likoni Base Commander Francis Kituma said that all vehicles involved in carrying members of public including schools must adhere to the Transport ministry directive of installing a speed governor in their vehicles.
“You should not claim the gadgets are few or you don’t know where to find them ask your colleagues because our work as police is to enforce the law and that will not be compromised. If you think it is something that will end soon we are sorry you better buy that gadget now,” he added.
Kituma said that those found operating without the governors will face the law.
He said they have list of non-compliance vehicles in the region operating in Likoni,Kwale,Ukunda and LungaLunga warning that they will soon be nabbed.
“In Likoni we have over 300 vehicles but only 45 have complied. If you operate at night because you think police are not there you will be caught and God forbid in case there is any accident,” he added.
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