The Lagos State Government has said commercial vehicle drivers in the state need to be trained at their various parks in order to curb the rate of road accidents as the year draws to an end.
The General Manager of the Lagos State Drivers’ Institute, Mrs Afusat Tiamiyu, disclosed this, according to a statement on Sunday, during an event held at Iyana Ipaja.
Tiamiyu added that the institute has partnered with the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Vehicle Inspection Service, and the Federal Road Safety Corp, to take this year’s ‘Ember months’ safety advocacy campaign’ to Iyana Ipaja motor park to ensure safer roads.
She said, “People have tagged the ember months as deadly months due to the high rate of road accidents, thus there is an urgent need to enlighten and sensitise commercial vehicle drivers to the need to make safety their priority and avoid over-speeding while moving from one point to another.
“The Lagos State government has empowered LASDRI to compulsorily take the training to drivers at their various parks so that they can know what is expected of them during and beyond the ember months. We believe that with training, re-training, and recertification of drivers, we will bring the best out of them and get to zero level accident rate which is our target.”
The LASTMA Commandant in charge of the Iyana-Ipaja axis, Mr Kehinde Makinde, explained that the traffic laws and regulations put in place by the state government were for the good of the drivers and the safety of the motoring public.