Lagos State Government said it will start implementing the restriction of trucks and long vehicles to night operations on certain routes.
The government said the restrictions of containerised trailers and trucks will now be from 9:00pm to 6:00am.
Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting on implementation of trucks and long vehicles restriction to night time operations and dedicated routes in the state.
Oladeinde said the decision was to curb traffic and fatalities caused by articulated vehicles on roads in the state.
“The number of trailers that fell on our roads is very alarming. It is important that we protect the people of Lagos state and it is important that we protect their property,” Oladeinde said.
“We have experienced a lot of tankers carrying 90, 000 litres and had to break down on the road.
“Any tanker that carries more than 45, 000 liters will be confiscated. We will also ensure sanctions on defaulters.”
Oladeinde said the restriction is part of government’s efforts to curb consistent road crashes attributed to operations of long vehicles on the road.“Containerised trailers are not allowed to travel during the day, it has to be at night time between 9 pm and 6 am. They have to abide by this timing in accordance with the Transportation Law, 2018.” (Guardian)