VIO Vows To Restore Sanity On Lagos Roads | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe


VIO Vows To Restore Sanity On Lagos Roads

Posted: Apr 5, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Udom, Lagos

Engineer Abdulhafis Toriola, Lagos State Director, Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), has assured motorist and commuters of his organization’s readiness to restore sanity on roads within Lagos metropolis.
He told Independent at the weekend that the Service is determined to instil sanity in drivers and that the 30 newly established license offices spread across the State and the weekend services rendered by the organization were meant to have an effective traffic monitoring system and ensure that nobody gave the excuse inability to access the central license office for their licenses for not having a valid license.
He noted that the license offices in Agege,Oko-oba,Oke-Odo,Abule-Odo,Ojokoro,Shogunle, Anthony, Isheri-Ojodu, Lagos Island, Adekunle in Ebutte-Metta, Coker in Aguda Surelere, Iponri Cele-Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Mushin,Bariga,Gbagada,Epe,Ikorodu,Ibeji,Eti-Osa,Apapa,FESTAC,Badagry,Ikotun, Iba, Akowonjo will ensure that motorist do not travel long distances to be serviced.

He reiterated his organization’s determination to ensure that only those trained at government approved driving training schools are issued licenses.
He stressed that such applicants, would be certified to have gone through the various aptitude test including practical tests before the license centres will attend to them.
He added that VIS is presently in working relations with the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) to ensure that applicants for driver’s license go through a minimum of 21 days aptitude test which could be extended depending on the performance of such applicant.
He said that VIS will organise seminars and workshops for market men and women, members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) among other stakeholders to educate them on the role and activities of the VIS.
He cautioned motorist to be extra careful as the rainy season sets in, as the season comes with adverse weather conditions such as low visibility.
“Motorists should reduce their speed and maintain some distance from the vehicle ahead of them as to be able to avoid crashing into the vehicle if they suddenly stop”, he said