Lagos - Drivers of trucks and trailers in Lagos state have yet to comply with the state government’s order, restricting movement of trailers and long vehicles on roads between 6am and 9pm, Punch reports.
The directive was reinforced in the wake of three persons who were killed on September 2 after the container a truck plying Ojuelegba Bridge skidded off and landed on the moving car conveying the victims.
Barely 24 hours after the government directed the drivers to fully comply with the directive, the articulated vehicles were seen in places such as Oshodi, Apapa, Agege, Iyana Ipaja, Ojodu-Berger, on Monday.
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The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Oluseyi Whenu, had said on Sunday such movement contravened Section 2 (i) (ii) of the Lagos State Road Traffic Law and vowed that erring drivers would be summarily dealt with.
He said the new directive will pay more emphasis on flawless flow of traffic, while traffic offenders will now be booked and expected to pay their fines within the stipulated period.
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- News 24