Malaysia’s Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, has suggested that speed limiters set at 110 kmph be introduced in the vehicles in the country.
The Government of Malaysia is mulling installation of speed limiting devices on all vehicles. Set at 110 kmph, this will ensure that road accidents will be drastically reduced in the country. The minister claims that the device will cost less than RM500 (Rs 8,514 or $136 or EUR 125) and will be fitted on all vehicles, be it four or two wheelers produced in the country and also on those imported from global markets.
If Malaysia speed limiter rule implementation comes into effect, it will be the first country in the world to do so. The Minister brought up this fact while addressing a media conference at launch of ‘Creativity & Science 4U’ programme organized by the ministry at Sekolah Menengah Teknik Tuanku Jaafar.
This speed limiter in cars in Malaysia will be easily available and can be installed on all vehicles if this proposal becomes a national law in the country. However, police patrol cars, ambulances and fire engines besides vehicles from law enforcement agencies will be exempted from installing this device.
Malaysia speed limiter rule is expected to help the government to reduce the number of fatal road accidents. Do you think it will help?