The Lagos state government said commercial vehicle drivers in the state need to be trained in various parks to keep road accident rates under control by the end of the year.

This was disclosed by Mrs. Afusat Tiamiyu, general manager of the Lagos State Drivers Association, according to a statement at an event in Iyana Ipaja on Sunday.

Tiamiyu added that the institute has partnered with the Lagos State Transport Authority, the Vehicle Inspection Agency and the Federal Road Safety Corporation to conduct this year’s Embers Month safety awareness campaign at the Iyana Ipaja car park to ensure safer roads.

She said: “With people marking the ember month as a deadly month due to the high incidence of traffic accidents, there is an urgent need to inspire and raise awareness among commercial vehicle drivers to put safety first and avoid speeding while driving. From one point to another a little.

“The Lagos State Government has empowered LASDRI to mandate the training of drivers in its various parks so that they understand what to expect from them during and after Embers Month. We believe that through training, retraining and recertifying drivers, we We will reach their full potential and reduce the accident rate to zero, which is our goal.”

LASTMA Commander Mr. Kehinde Makinde, who is in charge of the Iyana-Ipaja axis, explained that the state government sets traffic regulations for the benefit of drivers and the safety of the driving public.

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