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Lagos VIO Cracks Down on Unroadworthy Vehicles

The Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) launched a sweeping enforcement operation on Wednesday, targeting over 50 rickety commercial vehicles across key locations in the state.

The operation, aimed at vehicles failing to meet minimum roadworthiness standards as outlined in the State’s Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018, focused on crucial components such as brakes, wipers, lights, shocks, and tires.

Enforcement activities were concentrated in areas including Costain, Ikorodu Road, Ojuelegba, Yaba, Oyingbo, Ikeja, and Ojodu Berger, with Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) leading the charge. However, some defiant commercial vehicle drivers resisted apprehension, leading to confrontations that resulted in damage to VIS patrol vans.

Akin-George Fashola, the VIO Boss, emphasized the agency’s unwavering commitment to conducting fair and impartial enforcement drives. He urged all vehicle owners and operators to prioritize regular maintenance and compliance with roadworthiness standards to enhance road safety for all users.

The crackdown underscores the importance of stringent enforcement measures to ensure public safety on Lagos roads. As the VIS continues its efforts to uphold roadworthiness standards, motorists are reminded of their responsibility to maintain their vehicles to prevent accidents and uphold traffic regulations.

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