Lagos vows crackdown on trucks

Lagos vows crackdown on trucks

 

Following incessant road accidents involving oil tankers and articulated vehicles on Lagos roads, the Lagos State government said it is now set to take drastic action against erring owners and drivers of such vehicles.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said this while speaking with newsmen in his office in reaction to fatal accidents involving articulated trucks, trucks loaded with fuel that had become a past time on Otedola Bridge along Lagos–Ibadan Expressway.

The recent incident, which claimed one life, with a woman trapped and later rescued by LASEMA, involved about four vehicles, including a Lagbus, a trailer that carried a container, among others.

Oke-Osanyintolu, while assuring that LASEMA was well prepared for the task set before it, attributed most of the accidents on Lagos roads to brake failure.

“We would act tough, we would just carry out a lot of enforcement. We would definitely sue some drivers. We would definitely allow the law to take its course,” he said.