VIS Commences sensitization Exercise In Lagos

Ahead of the Ember months, the Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service, VIS, is set to commence a statewide sensitization exercise of commercial drivers and other road users in the state.

The program which is an advocacy approach would address more of truck/tanker drivers’ education, basic training on road traffic rules, safety measures and precautions, the negative effect of overloading and speed limitation during the ember months.

In line with the directives of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the service would address menace of truck drivers in the state, vowing to bring sanity to all the roads in Lagos. Engr. Akin George Fashola, the Director of VIS said the marching orders of the governor would checkmate the activities of all trucks; tankers, trailers and rickety vehicles such as danfo, buses and others.

Engr. Fashola added that sellers of intoxicants such as drugs and liquor in truck/trailer parks in the state should desist from such acts, as the service was determined to put an end to drug and alcohol related road accidents. He warned the drivers to desist from patronizing the ‘paraga’ sellers as to enable them concentrate on the road.

-Dedeigbo Ayodeji

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